A 44-year-old Pasadena man, described by police as an innocent bystander, was shot in the left forearm Wednesday night following an argument in a parking lot in the 700 block of Newtowne Drive.
MarcellusKane, of the 8100 block of Elizabeth Road, was treated at Anne Arundel General Hospital and released yesterday morning.
Police said they are not sure what happened. They said two men started arguing with five other men in a parked car about 10:50 p.m..
Spokesman Dermott Hickey said police have conflicting reports on how the shooting started and who shot at whom.
Witnesses told policethat a barrage of bullets were fired and that one struck Kane. Hickey said two cars also were struck by gunfire.
Hickey said a witnesstold police that a second man was struck by a bullet in the back, then managed to run into nearby woods. But a search of the area by police K-9 units failed to find the man or blood in the area, Hickey said.
Hickey said few people are coming forward with information, including on what sparked the argument.
MAN IN P.G. CHARGED IN BUSINESS BREAK-INS
A man in custody at the Prince George's County Detention Center has been charged with breaking into four businesses, includingtwo sports shops in Pasadena and a bar in Laurel.
Steven Kenneth Estep, 27, of an unknown address, was arrested Aug. 13 by Prince George's County police and charged with numerous counts of breaking into businesses in that county.
Anne Arundel County police say officersinterviewed the man while in jail and say he made statements linkinghim to the breaking and enterings here. County police have charged Estep in the following break-ins:
* Daubert's Sports Shop, in the 4700 block of Mountain Road, Pasadena. Police say the burglar cut phone lines to the building,setting off the alarm, and left before policearrived.
* Bart's Sports World, in the 2400 block of Mountain Road, Pasadena. Police say the burglar broke into Robins Nest Rest next door by mistake, thinking it was the sports store.
They say the burglar took nothing from Robins, but later entered the sports store through a window and took a .38-caliber handgun and several knives.
* Club 602, in the 3200 block of Route 198 in Laurel. Police say the burglar cut the phone wires and then entered the building from the roof through a ventilation fan. Police were unable to say if anything was taken.
MOTORCYCLIST KILLED IN BEVERLY BEACH
A 34-year-old Edgewater man was killed Wednesday evening after he lost control of his motorcycle in Beverly Beach.
Kimberly Ray Mowder, of the 200 block Cadle Avenue, was flown to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore after the 5:30 p.m. accident. He died an hour later.
Police sayMowder was heading northbound on Cedar Avenue, near the intersectionwith Cadle Avenue, when he lost control and struck three trees. Witnesses told police Mowder was speeding.
LAUREL MAN BEATEN IN ATTACK ATLOUNGE
A 38-year-old Laurel man was recovering yesterday after being attacked Monday in the parking lot of the Starting Gate Lounge onRoute 198.
Santiago Campos Rivis, of the 200 block of Red Clay Road, was listed in fair condition yesterday at Laurel-Beltsville Hospital.
Police say he was attacked and robbed at 7 p.m. by three men,who hit him in the face with an unknown object.
Police say they have been unable to get further information on the assault because Rivis does not speak English and because of the nature of his injuries.
MAN, WOMAN HELD ON COCAINE CHARGES
A man and a woman sitting in a pickup truck at an Annapolis public housing complex were arrested on drug charges after police said they found crack cocaine in the truck.
Dorothy Stephens, 39, of the 1100 block of Summit Drive, and William Maynard, 30, of the unit block of White Road, were arrested in the 700 block of Newtowne Drive in the Newtowne 20 complex at 2:50 p.m.Wednesday.
Both were charged with possession of cocaine and possession of cocaine paraphernalia.
An officer pulled up behind the truck and asked Maynard, the passenger, to get out, and as he stepped from the truck, two homemade crack pipes fell to the ground, police said.
Searching the truck, the officer found a rock of crack cocaine, a film canister containing crack residue and two more pipes, policesaid.
GLEN BURNIE MAN, 22,HELD ON PCP CHARGE
A 22-year-old Glen Burnie man was arrested on drug charges Tuesday evening after police stopped the motorcycle on which he was a passenger.
A police reportsays an officer saw the motorcycle on Southbridge Drive traveling dangerously close to a pedestrian.
After stopping the motorcycle, police say, they discovered the tag was stolen and arrested the driver,Roger Allan Owen, 21, of the 100 block of Gerard Drive, Glen Burnie,and a passenger, Gabriel Jerome Shacka, of the 100 block of Faywood Court.
Police say a search of Shacka revealed a film canister containing a greenish-brown leafy substance believed to be PCP. Shacka was charged with possession of drugs.
MAN TAKES A DINGHY, BUT DOESN'T GET FAR