WEST BALTIMORE — Man found slain at housing complex
A West Baltimore man who had been shot at least twice was found dead in a playground at the Lexington Terrace public housing complex last night.
The man had not been positively identified last night, but people at the scene said he lived at the George B. Murphy Homes public housing complex, less than a mile away.
Officers said the victim, in his early 20s, was shot once in the left leg and once in the left side.
The shooting occurred about 7:30 p.m. in the 700 block of West Saratoga. Police were called to the scene by residents who heard gunfire. But when officers arrived, no witness came forward to offer information, police said.
Woman, 28, perishes in apartment fire
A 28-year-old Essex woman was killed when a fire ravaged her apartment late Saturday.
Lolita Dawn Strawder was found dead on the floor of her bedroom after firefighters extinguished a blaze in her home in the 1600 block of Gail Road.
Officials said the two-alarm blaze was reported just before 10 p.m. and was put out about an hour later. There was no immediate estimate of the damage, and the cause remained under investigation yesterday.
FOR THE RECORD
Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski, D-Md., received the 1991 Government Social Responsibility Award from the Martin Luther
King Jr. Center in Atlanta on Saturday. The annual award is given in recognition of lifetime commitment to civil rights.
* No one correctly matched the six numbers drawn Saturday night in the Maryland Lotto game, raising the jackpot for Wednesday to an estimated $5 million. Lottery spokeswoman Elyn Garrett said that 56 tickets matched five of the six numbers picked and are worth $1,276 each, while 2,984 tickets had four of the numbers and are worth $40 each. The winning numbers were 12-20-21-27-43-45.
Unwelcome passenger robs Gilchrest of $5
Freshman Representative Wayne T. Gilchrest was mugged driving to his new job in Washington, but the robber took pity on him and left him with $1 -- taking the remaining $5 he had in his wallet.
Mr. Gilchres, R-1st, said he was driving through slow traffic on New York Avenue in Washington on Friday with his door unlocked, just as everyone does in his hometown of Kennedyville, when he was approached by a man who said he needed help with his car.
Before Mr. Gilchrest could reply, the man climbed into the passenger seat and asked for $80, the congressman told members of the Talbot County Chamber of Commerce at thier annual dinner in Easton Friday night.
Unsure if he knew the man, Mr. Gilchrest opened his wallet to show his unexpected passenger that he only had $6. The robber said he would just take $5 and jumped out of the car.
"Actually, he was a pretty friendly mugger, and if you have to be mugged, that's the way to do it," Mr. Gilchrest said.