Man is held in slaying of woman in her car

December 17, 1990|By Richard Irwinand Alisa Samuels | Richard Irwinand Alisa Samuels,Evening Sun Staff

A man charged in the weekend slaying of a Columbia woman and the wounding of her boyfriend in a car in northeast Baltimore over the weekend was ordered held without bail today .

Corey Lomax, 21, of the 1400 block of Bellona Ave., Lutherville, walked into the Northeastern District station about 10 p.m. yesterday. He told police he was the man they had been looking for in the fatal shooting Saturday afternoon of Pakema Cokely, 20, of the 5400 block of Columbia Road, and the wounding of Mark Eberhardinger, 26, also of Columbia.

They were shot as they sat in the front seat of Cokely's car on a parking lot in the 2300 block of Pentland Drive.

Police said Lomax was charged with first-degree murder, attempted murder and using a handgun in the commission of a felony. He was ordered held without bond today at a hearing in the Eastern District Court.

Homicide detective Mark Tomlin said a motive for the double shooting remains unknown.

Police said the gunman was in the back seat of the car about 3 p.m. Saturday and shot both victims in the back of the head.

Eberhardinger managed to walk to a pay phone and summon help. He met police at the phone and led them back to the car.

Both shooting victims were taken to the Shock-Trauma Unit in Baltimore, where Cokely died a short time later. Eberhardinger was listed in stable condition today.

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