Baltimore police seek suspect in firebomb killings

Row home fire on Greenmount Ave

The resulting house fire killed two teenage boys and sent six other people to the hospital, including one with life-threatening injuries, police said.

Police spokesman TJ Smith said in a briefing that eight people were in the home at the time of the fire, and police believed that the fire was deliberately set and an accelerant was used.

However, he said at the news conference police "know it when we see it" and often involves "an act that shocks the conscience".

"Antonio Wright threw Molotov cocktails in the house and he just didn't give a damn who was in that house, he didn't care", said Commissioner Kevin Davis.

Police say the firebombing may be related to a shooting last week. Six others were injured, one 20-year-old woman still hospitalized with life-threatening injuries after she jumped from the third level of the home.

Investigators quickly identified the fire Saturday morning as arson and later named the suspect as Wright based upon surveillance footage, witness information, tips and investigative work, according to officials.

The suspect has been identified by Baltimore police as Antonio Wright, 26.

"The bigger problem is some of these psychopathic predators that are out there, killing people", Smith said. Wright, described as 6-foot-1, 190 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes, is wanted for murder. The injured victims included children as young as four.

"Antonio Wright is public enemy number one", Davis said.

Due to potential federal violations, the ATF has become involved in the investigation.

Police need your help to find Antonio Wright.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is assisting the BPD with the search and offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to Wright's arrest.

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