Shots from car kill Reisterstown man

November 25, 1990|By Susan Schoenberger

A 30-year-old Reisterstown man was shot to death and a 17-year-old Northwest Baltimore youth injured early yesterday when shots were fired from a car on Reisterstown Road, Baltimore police said.

In a second incident early yesterday, a Southwest Baltimore man died after he was stabbed during an argument in a West Baltimore bar, police said.

Police said Melvin Penix, 30, of the 100 block of Pittston Circle in Reisterstown and Gregory Palmer, 17, of the 5300 block of Cuthbert Avenue in Northwest Baltimore were leaving Brice's Hilltop Inn in the5400 block of Reisterstown Road about 12:10 a.m. when shots were fired from a car.

Mr. Penix was struck with one bullet in the left eye and was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

Mr. Palmer was struck in the left leg and was treated at Sinai Hospital and then released.

Although the two victims were leaving the bar at the same time, Mr. Penix and Mr. Palmer apparently didn't know each other, police said.

Police said the suspects were driving a maroon or other dark-colored Chevrolet.

Police said they have no motive for the shootings and aren't sure ifeither of the victims was a target of the attack.

At about the same time, a 28-year-old Southwest Baltimore man was stabbed to death in a bar in the 1300 block of Bloomingdale Road in West Baltimore.

The victim, Chester Lee Johnson Jr. of the 900 block of Woodington Road, was in the bar when he and another man began arguing.

The other man stabbed Mr. Johnson several times and left him lying on the bar's floor, police said.

Mr. Johnson was taken to Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead about 2:30 a.m., police said. The suspect was still being sought last night.

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