Police: Suspect in slaying at Baltimore depot in custody

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Posted: Mar 05, 2016 7:27 PM

BALTIMORE (AP) — A Baltimore public works employee accused of fatally shooting a co-worker at a city maintenance depot is in custody after turning himself in on Saturday, police said.

Cipisirono Cole had been on the loose since Thursday, when police say he shot and killed 34-year-old Darrin Ulysses Johnson Jr. at a Department of Public Works facility after an argument turned physical.

Officers who responded to a report of a shooting at the facility found Johnson in a locker room area, shot several times, police said. Johnson was taken to Shock Trauma, where he was pronounced dead.

Authorities have said that Cole faces several charges, including first- and second-degree murder. It wasn't immediately known if he had an attorney.

Police said Cole fled after the shooting, setting off an intense search.

About 100 employees report to the field depot that houses maintenance crews working on water and sewer mains, and their equipment. People must have key cards to access to the building.

Public Works Director Rudy Chow said Friday that he was unaware of any previous issues at the building.