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Police arrest man accused of setting fire to CVS in riots

1 year 6 months 2 weeks ago July 02, 2015 Jul 2, 2015 Thursday, July 02 2015 July 02, 2015 9:13 AM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Juliet Linderman

BALTIMORE- Baltimore police have arrested a man authorities say set fire to a CVS pharmacy during the height of the riots that rocked the city after the death of Freddie Gray.

Police said at a news conference Wednesday evening that 24-year-old Raymon Carter was arrested in Federal Hill after Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agents spotted him. He is charged with federal arson offenses.

Authorities say Carter set fire to the CVS at Pennsylvania and North avenues April 27 during the worst night of rioting in Baltimore. Police Commissioner Anthony Batts says Carter is responsible for causing $1 million in damage.

Rioting, looting and arson broke out in Baltimore after Gray, who was injured while in police custody, died in a hospital. Six Baltimore police officers face criminal charges in the case.

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