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A 24-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the fire that badly damaged a busy Baltimore drugstore during riots that followed the death of Freddie Gray in police custody, authorities said Wednesday.
Raymon Carter is charged with arson in federal court, accused of having set the fire that torched a CVS pharmacy at the intersection of Pennsylvania and North avenues, Baltimore police and the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said. If he is convicted, he could face five to 20 years in federal prison.
The intersection was a center of unrest after Gray died of a severe spinal injury in police custody April 19, seven days after he was arrested. Six Baltimore cops face charges in Gray's death.
CVS said it would rebuild the store and a second one that was badly burned during the riots. In addition, it said it was donating $50,000 to both the United Way's "Maryland Unites Fund" and the Baltimore Community Foundation's "Fund for Rebuilding Baltimore."