A man was bludgeoned to death with a 50-pound piece of concrete last evening after his gun misfired twice when he attempted to shoot another man in an alley behind the 1800 block of Guilford Ave. in East Baltimore, police said.
And in an unrelated case, a man was fatally shot last night during an attempted holdup outside a pizza carry-out in the 5900 block of Radecke Ave. in Northeast Baltimore, police said.
About 6:20 p.m. yesterday, police found the body of Glenn Edward Raighs, 26, of the 400 block of E. North Ave., in an alley behind the 1800 block of Guilford Ave.
Homicide Detective Robert Bowman said Raighs died from multiple blows to the head from a 50-pound piece of concrete found near his body.
Bowman said that Raighs' death grew out of an incident that began around 6 a.m. in the 400 block of McAllister St., where Raighs and another man attempted to force their way into the apartment of his companion's ex-wife.
Failing to do so, the ex-husband poked a shotgun through the zTC mail slot and fired two shots into the apartment, police said. No one was hit and the former husband and Raighs fled.
About 12 hours later, the former husband returned to the McAllister Street address and forced his ex-wife into his car and drove off, police said.
Bowman said the ex-husband was accompanied by Raighs, who was armed with a handgun and who stayed behind to act as a lookout and prevent the ex-wife's current boyfriend from interfering.
As the car sped off, the woman's boyfriend arrived at the scene and was accosted by Raighs, Bowman said. Raighs pointed the handgun at the boyfriend and pulled the trigger, but the gun misfired, Bowman said.
After the gun misfired a second time, Bowman said the boyfriend picked up the piece of concrete from the ground and struck Raighs over the head several times, killing him.
The boyfriend fled the scene, but was later arrested at the McAllister Street address, police said. Charges against him were pending a review of the case by the city prosecutor's office. Police did not release the names of the boyfriend, the woman or her ex-husband.
Bowman said the ex-husband dropped his former wife off at the Eastern District police station when she threatened to have him arrested.
The ex-husband was expected to give himself up today and face charges of assault with a deadly weapon and kidnapping, Bowman said.
In the attempted holdup outside the carry-out, police said Frank Edward White Jr., 19, of the 5900 block of Scherring Road, was standing in the parking lot of the Pizza King in the 5900 block of Radecke Ave. with a friend about 11 p.m. when two men, one armed with a handgun, approached and ordered them to, "Give us your stuff."
A struggle broke out between the two men and White and his friend, Raymond Robinson, 23, of the 5900 block of Daywalt Ave., and one of the assailant's handgun fired, police said. A bullet struck White in the left chest, police said.
One of the assailants fled, police said. Robinson had wrestled the weapon from the gunman and ordered him to remain at the scene, but the gunman also managed to flee, police said.
The crew of a city Fire Department ambulance pronounced White dead at the scene.
Police said Robinson, who sustained a minor hand injury, turned over a .357-caliber Magnum handgun to police. He was taken to headquarters where he gave police a statement concerning the incident and a description of the two assailants.