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Mervo student accused of murdering the husband of a Baltimore Police Lieutenant

James Blue
Sahiou Kargbo
Posted at 2:55 PM, Feb 02, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-04 09:36:10-05

BALTIMORE — An 18-year-old Mervo Student is accused of murdering the husband of a Baltimore Police Lieutenant.

Police say Sahiou Kargbo ambushed James Blue 3rd on January 25, as he was sitting inside a car outside a home on Walker Avenue.

Witnesses say a masked man walked up to Blue's car and started shooting. As Blue fell out of the vehicle, the gunman allegedly stood over him and fired several more shots.

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The shooter was seen on surveillance fleeing the scene in a white Hyundai Tucson. Detectives recovered the getaway car a day later, abandoned on Cliftmont Avenue. Turns out it had been stolen four days prior to the murder from the 2500 block of Cecil Avenue.

Just one day before the murder, a DEA agent conducting area surveillance for a separate investigation, reported seeing the same guy and two other people using the stolen SUV to load up items they had taken from a home one door over from where Blue had parked.

A witness later identified one of the individuals as Kargbo.

According to charging documents Kargbo had attended class at Mervo right before committing the murder.

The clothes he was seen in while leaving school, were the same ones he wore when fleeing the murder scene later that day.

One day after the murder, on January 26, Baltimore County Police arrested Kargbo on a warrant at his home on Northwick Road. Inside they found two guns, one which apparently matched the 9mm casings found at the homicide scene.

Still, no official motive was revealed.

An $18,000 reward had been offered for information leading to an arrest in the case. It's unclear if any of that was collected.