Police hunting gunman who shot driver at stoplight

August 14, 1991

Police are searching for a gunman who critically wounded a 25-year-old motorist at a red light when the driver failed to comply with the robber's demand for money.

About 6 a.m. Saturday, Northeastern District police said, David Fisher was on his way to work and driving a Honda Accord when he stopped for a red light at 25th Street and Harford Road.

A man believed to be age 19 or 20, and brandishing a handgun, approached Fisher, police said. "Give up the money," the gunman demanded, according to police.

Instead of complying with the gunman's demand, Fisher drove off, police said. The gunman fired once, striking Fisher in the back, then ran in the 2400 block of Harford Road, police said.

Fisher was taken to the University of Maryland Medical Center where he remains in stable condition in the intensive care unit, police said.

The victim's brother, Frank Ward, said a bullet from a .357 Magnum shattered in Fisher's back, causing spinal cord injuries.

A passenger in the car was uninjured, police said.

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