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Teenager Allegedly Killed Man with Family Present

Tavon William Arthur Barnett, 19, faces charges of first- and second-degree murder.

A 19-year-old Baltimore man is charged with murder after police say he killed a man in an apartment where his family was present.

Tavon William Arthur Barnett was arrested by the Baltimore Warrant Apprehension Task Force on Tuesday. He is charged with first- and second-degree murder for killing 29-year-old Terrence Seale.

Barnett was at Seale’s apartment on Nov. 3 in the 1200 block of Linworth Avenue when they got into an argument in the kitchen and Barnett allegedly shot Seale multiple times in the torso and head, according to police.

Seale’s wife and two small children were in the apartment at the time of the shooting. Barnett was seen running from the scene with another man, who was not inside at the time of the shooting, according to the arrest warrant.

The arrest warrant also reports that witnesses identified Barnett as the shooter.

Last week police released a photo and description of Barnett, and said he may have been hanging around The Alameda or possibly Cockeysville area Walmarts.

M. Sullivan December 12, 2012 at 10:16 PM
Poor Tavon! He was a good boy, an Honor Student, who just made a mistake! Don't we all make mistakes? Give the teen a second chance! His gun went off be accident. It's really Seale's fault.
SANDY December 12, 2012 at 11:37 PM
Wow by accident so y run from the scene. Multiple shots dont go off by accident
Dan December 13, 2012 at 06:14 AM
He's being sarcastic. He's just making fun of the fact that inevitably someone will get on here and say he was just a kid, had a hard life, made a bad choice...etc...etc.
WarriorLawyer December 13, 2012 at 06:45 AM
Besides, only police intentionally kill people by accident. He never identified himself as a police officer.
SANDY December 13, 2012 at 12:53 PM
Well it is what it is lol
SANDY December 13, 2012 at 12:54 PM
True only police do kill and harass people
Shin December 13, 2012 at 02:16 PM
From the headline, I thought he got a present for Christmas then used it to kill the family
anonymous December 13, 2012 at 03:11 PM
I don't feel sorry for this asshole!!! He was just a kid my ass!!! He killed my husband in cold blood & I pray that they kill him too!!! Anyone else who feels sorry for him can rot in hell with him...ky husband was a good man & didn't deserve to die the way he did!!! I WANT THAT BASTARD TO ROT IN HELL FOR ETERNITY
anonymous December 13, 2012 at 03:29 PM
@ m. Sullivan, u need to shut the fuck up cuz u have no idea wat really happened!!! My husband did nothing wrong for this bastard to come take his life away infront of his family!!!! As far as I'm concerned u can rot in hell right along with him!!!! What if it was ur family, would u want someone to say it was ur fault?? I don't think so, so shut the fuck up & mind ur own damn business!!!!
M. Sullivan December 13, 2012 at 03:52 PM
Anonymous, have you suffered some kind of brain injury where you do not comprehend sarcasm? I figured I would just beat one of the bleeding-heart apologists to the punch. Besides, I don't believe you are telling the truth here about this being your husband. If it was, I would think you have many other things to do than read the Patch.
Lucy December 13, 2012 at 04:07 PM
He was a good kid and I believe something more went on. But I do understand what you are saying and feel right now Mrs. Seale. But going off on people on a blog for their opinions is not going to help the case anymore. They got Tavon now so now its time for the judge to make their decision. My prayers go out to the Seale and Barnett family .
Justine Morton December 13, 2012 at 06:09 PM
The whole time Tayvon did not do this!!! Terrence is a well known drug dealer. Dealibg drugs inside of his home where his family lives doesnt exactly sound like a honest man!
Justine Morton December 13, 2012 at 06:24 PM
And your probably going to see several posts testifying Tayvons character because he is not one who could take a persons life for any reason. I personally know both Terrance and Tayvon and I know that where ever Terrance is from (an island)... Jamaica or wherever that he smuggled drugs here and sold them out of his home Linworth Ave. where his family lived. I just hope justice is served FAIRLY and from evidence and facts and not simply from (hear-say). His wife an family was in the back room but theres ALWAYS traffic in&out of his home due to drug activity. Just because someone was there that was easy to recognize does mean he actually pulled the trigger!!! Im praying for both parties.
Katy Peters-Rodbell December 13, 2012 at 07:43 PM
Shin, I thought the same thing.
Katy Peters-Rodbell December 13, 2012 at 07:50 PM
Okay, you sign in as anonymous and then identify yourself as Seale's wife? You do sound like a class act, although the nuance of sarcasm seems lost on you. I'm sorry for what happened, but you should realize that you're not garnering much sympathy from the public, popping off like that on here.
Lucy December 13, 2012 at 08:59 PM
Everything you just said I heard also. And I also know Tavon really well and his family an d I agree with you No he didn't do this crime. But one question I saw the sun paper last week in the paper Seale wife told them she wasn't sure who killed her husband so now who's lying. And as far as Tavon running and not turning himself in sound more like a scared teen not a guilty teen. And I've heard your husband was a nasty man etc.
M. Sullivan December 13, 2012 at 09:06 PM
SEE? What did I tell you all in my first post? Tavon is actually a Saint, not the cold-blooded murderer these racists would have you believe!
Justine Morton December 14, 2012 at 01:34 PM
Terrance wife is the only witness who has now changed her story over 5 times. I hope and pray that she is as honest as she wants people to believe her husband was and speak the truth under oath. I understand her fustration totally but if she jus say simply-I am not sure, homicide can stop wasting their time and energy on Tavon and find Terrances real killer who could be anywhere by now.
AnnKangarouse December 14, 2012 at 02:59 PM
I thought the same thing too!
bam January 25, 2013 at 11:26 PM
I am terrence older brother I wasn't there but anyone who knows terence knows he is a good kid always joking around he should not have died like this somebody pulled the trigger it don't matter to me who but his death wouldn't go in vain

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