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Friends of murder victim: 'He didn't deserve it'

Posted: 6:19 PM, Jan 28, 2016
Updated: 2016-01-28 23:19:38Z
The air from the balloons is gone, but the written messages to Rykeise Shaw outside a deli and grocery store on Greenmount avenue are still clear just feet away from where he died one month ago. 
 
"That was my homebody. Everyday when I wake up he's the first person I see when I come outside. It don't feel the same without him here," Damon Coleman, a friend, said. 
 
Police say Wednesday night, the search for Shaw's killer came to an end. Thirty-eight year old Dontae Breeden was arrested without incident around 8:30 p.m.
 
"It's one thing to know it happened but to actually see it happen, it was sad," Teah Butler, who knew Shaw from the community, said. 
 
The shooting was captured on this surveillance camera outside outside the store. Police said what it recorded and how close it was brought in the tips that helped them identify Breeden. 
 
"The minute we were able to get him identify him as the shooter of Rykeise Shaw from December 28th, we wanted the public to know who this violent criminal was. 
 
They named Breeden Public Enemy Number One on Friday and said from there, the Warrant Apprehension Task Force and U.S. Marshalls tracked him down at a home in Parkville.
 
"What we know about that is that the people at that home didn't have any idea that we were looking for him so there's no one that's going to be charged as a result of that. He wasn't being harbored at that house," TJ Smith, with the Baltimore Police Department, told ABC2.
 
Smith said Breeden's arrest is another example of the public stepping up in 2016 and helping police take another alleged murderer off the streets. 
 
For people who knew Shaw, it is a step closer to justice but the loss is still fresh. 
 
"He didn't deserve to get killed. I know that. He didn't deserve it," Coleman said. 
 
The investigation is not over yet. Police are still looking for the person who was seen with Breeden in the surveillance video.