Because a suspect being questioned in connection with a murder falsely identified himself to Baltimore police, an article in yesterday's editions of The Sun incorrectly reported the name of the suspect, who had sought treatment for gunshot wounds at Union Memorial Hospital Sunday evening and was being held under guard.
The police yesterday identified the suspect as Anthony Russell Jones, 21, of the 1400 block of Holbrook Street. The police said that as far as they know, Billy Wiggins, the man whose name was first given by the suspect, had nothing to do with the crime under investigation.
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A 17-year-old East Baltimore youth who refused to hand his jacket over to a robber was shot to death in his neighborhood last night, and a 17-year-old friend was injured, police said.
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The suspected gunman, a 28-year-old East Baltimore man, also was shot during the incident. He was to be charged with first-degree murder, attempted murder and robbery upon his release from Union Memorial Hospital.
Police said the shooting occurred about 6:30 p.m. when a gunman forced Charles Feaster and his companion into an alley behind the 900 block of North Washington Street. The gunman ordered Mr. Feaster, of the 2600 block of East Jefferson Street, to surrender his gold necklace.
Mr. Feaster complied, but he refused to turn over his jacket and was shot to death.
His friend also was wounded, but struggled with the attacker, and the gun discharged again. The suspect was wounded in the wrist and fled.
The friend, who was not identified, was in stable condition at Johns Hopkins Hospital.
Later, a man walked into Union Memorial Hospital with a gunshot wound and was identified by police as a suspect in the shooting. Billy Wiggins of the 1400 block of Holbrook Street was under guard at the hospital and listed in fair condition.
In another city shooting Saturday night, the body of an unidentified man was found by police about 8 p.m. in the alley behind the 800 block of North Martin Luther King Boulevard.
Police said the man, believed to be between 18 and 24, was black and about 5 feet 8 inches tall and was wearing black corduroy pants, black shirt, green sweater and black patent leather shoes.