Killer sought in shooting on west side Assailant fires from car during an argument.

October 07, 1991|By Richard Irwin and Alisa Samuels | Richard Irwin and Alisa Samuels,Evening Sun Staff

Police today were searching for a gunman who fired 10 shots and fatally wounded a young man in the 1900 block of Beechwood Ave. in West Baltimore.

Frederick Young, 20, of the 4900 block of Carmine Ave., was shot under the left arm, in the right arm and in the left hand about 8 a.m. yesterday, police said.

Young, who was trained to be a cook by the Job Corps and was planning to work at a restaurant in Glen Burnie, was taken to Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead an hour later, police said.

Police said Young was on Beechwood Avenue near Forest Park Avenue and the western city line when a man in a car pulled beside him and an argument ensued.

During the argument, the man in the car pulled out a handgun and shot Young, police said. The assailant drove off.

In a separate homicide, a man surrendered to police last night in a drive-by shooting that killed Eric Baxler, 14, of the 2500 block of S. Paca St.

Shawn Michael Calimer, 18, of the 1800 block of Ramsay St., arrived at police headquarters shortly before 7 o'clock with his lawyer and was charged with first-degree murder.

Police said Baxler and several others were standing in the 2600 block of S. Paca St. about 11 p.m. Friday when the driver of a car passing by fired two shots at them and sped off.

Baxler was rushed by ambulance to the Shock-Trauma Unit in Baltimore, where he died early Saturday, police said.

Just before the shooting, Baxler had gotten permission from his grandmother to stay out a little longer, police said.

Police said the shooting appeared to have been the result of a dispute over a woman and Baxler apparently was not the gunman's target.

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