Shotgun blast kills Edgewood woman

October 23, 1990

A 21-year-old Edgewood woman was killed Sunday night when she was hit by a shotgun blast as her boyfriend and another man struggled for the weapon, state police in Bel Air said.

Kimberly Dawn Nichols, 21, was at the home she shared with her boyfriend, Stephen Michael Tresnak, 22, when Mr. Tresnak got into an argument with Jason Jude Maltese, 26, of Elrino Street in East Baltimore, police said.

About 9 p.m., Mr. Tresnak got a shotgun, and the two men began to struggle over it. The gun went off, striking Ms. Nichols, police said.

Ms. Nichols was pronounced dead at Fallston General Hospital. No charges have been filed pending further investigation, police said.

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