Man shot dead by ex-girlfriend Victim killed during struggle over a gun

October 11, 1990|By William B. Talbott and Bruce Reid | William B. Talbott and Bruce Reid,Evening Sun Staff

A 37-year-old West Baltimore man was fatally shot today during a struggle over his gun at the home of his former girlfriend in the 2300 block of Druid Hill Ave.

City police said the shooting occurred about 4:30 a.m., after the man had forced his way into the woman's house by kicking in ~ ~TC door. He went to the second floor, where he pulled a gun from his pocket. His former girlfriend, a Maryland Division of Correction officer, then ran into a bedroom and closed the door.

Police said the man fired a shot through the door and opened it, and the pair began to struggle for the weapon, a handgun. During the struggle, the gun went off and a bullet struck the man in the chest.

The woman called police and a medic unit. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. His name was not released pending notification of relatives.

Police were questioning the woman. Investigators also were consulting with the city state's attorney's office to determine if charges should be placed against the woman or whether the shooting was in self-defense.

Police said the man came to the woman's home about four months ago and "shot the place up." No one was injured in that earlier shooting.

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