Pimlico man slain while sitting in car

January 14, 1991|By Richard Irwin | Richard Irwin,Evening Sun Staff

A 29-year-old Pimlico man became the city's 14th homicide victim over the weekend when he was gunned down while sitting inside a car with two other men, police said.

Wounded by the gunfire was a 17-year-old girl who was talking on a pay phone nearly a block from the slaying scene in the 2000 block of Edmondson Ave., police said.

Homicide Detective Earl Kratsch said the shooting of the three men in West Baltimore about 11:30 p.m. Saturday may have been the result of an earlier argument with their assailants.

Kratsch said the victim, David Washington, of the 5300 block of Cordelia Ave., was in a car that also was occupied by Eric Brown, 21, of the 3600 block of W. Belvedere Ave., and William Myers, 20, of the 5200 block of Cuthbert Ave., when two or three men approached the vehicle.

The other two men also are Pimlico residents, police said.

Kratsch said the driver of the car, a relative of Washington's, had left the vehicle about 20 minutes earlier and was not in the vicinity when the assailants approached.

The relative is not suspected of being involved in the shooting, Kratsch said.

Kratsch said Myers and Washington may have sensed that the '' approaching men were intent on harming them and were getting out of the car when as many as 25 9mm rounds were fired, either from at least two semi-automatic handguns or a hand-held Uzi-type machine gun.

"We found 25 shell casings outside the car and several spent bullets either in the car or the bodies of the dead and wounded," Kratsch said.

He said Washington was shot at least four times and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Myers, who was shot in the head, was found by police about a block away from where the shooting occurred. He remains hospitalized at the Shock-Trauma Unit in Baltimore. Kratsch said the bullet that hit Myers did not penetrate his skull.

Brown was shot in the left side of the chest and was released yesterday morning after treatment in the emergency room at the University of Maryland Medical Center, Kratsch said.

Antoinette Brown, 17, of the 1300 block of N. Fulton Ave., was using a pay phone at the corner of Edmondson Avenue and Pulaski Street when one of the bullets struck her in the leg, police said. She was listed today in fair condition at Sinai Hospital.

Kratsch said Antoinette Brown and Eric Brown are not related. He also said no arrests have been made in the case.

In another incident, police yesterday identified a man found shot to death Saturday afternoon in the 2400 block of Hunter St. in Charles Village. The victim was Brian Terrell Bailey, 22, of the 4600 block of Pen Lucy Road in southwest Baltimore.

Homicide Detective Donald Waltemeyer said Bailey's body was found about 4 p.m. by police who were called by a woman who was walking her dog and saw the victim lying on the back seat of a maroon Buick Electra.

The woman told police she saw the same car about 9 a.m. but didn't pay too much attention to it.

Waltemeyer said evidence indicated that Bailey, who was wearing purple pajama pants, a blue hooded windbreaker and tennis shoes, was shot in the car but that the shooting may not have occurred on Hunter Street.

But a resident of the area near where the car was found told police he heard what sounded like two gunshots about 11 p.m. Friday but did not report it.

In the car, police found two spent shell casings.

Waltemeyer said Bailey borrowed the car from a friend Friday night, but that the victim's movements from that time until he was found dead are not known.

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