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Police: Gospel radio host Tyra Womack killed while shielding son from gunfire

Suspect arrested after 6 days on the run
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Posted at 8:53 AM, Jun 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-17 17:15:24-04

BALTIMORE — After six days on the run, Baltimore Police arrested a 55-year-old man wanted in the murder of a local gospel radio host.

Richard S. Green is accused of killing Tyra Womack on June 10, in front of her home on Albion Avenue in Northeast Baltimore. The two reportedly lived in the same block.

He was taken into custody after trying to run from a bus stop in the 8600 block of Philadelphia Road in Rosedale on Tuesday, Baltimore City Homicide Sergeant, Bob Cherry, told WMAR-2 News.

According to charging documents, Green shot Womack multiple times as she tried stepping in and stopping an argument between he and another neighbor.

After she was shot, police wrote that Womack went to a home across the street, where 911 was called.

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Two witnesses, including the neighbor involved in the argument identified Green as the shooter.

After his arrest, Green confessed to the shooting, said Cherry.

Womack went by the name Tyra Phillips on her "Gospel Grace" radio show, which aired on WEAA.

Green now faces several charges, including first and second degree murder.

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A preliminary court hearing has been scheduled for August 11.

There will be a June 19 visitation for Womack at the First Apostolic Faith Church on South Caroline Street, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.