Man Dies From Shot In Drive-by Shooting

Police beat

January 12, 1992

An 18-year-old man shot in the head during a drive-by shooting in Perryman two weeks ago has died from his injuries, the county Sheriff'sOffice said.

The man, John W. Johnson, of Havre de Grace, was being treated at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center at University Medical Center in Baltimore. He died Jan. 4.

Johnson was one of two men wounded in the Dec. 30 shooting in the200 block of Perrywood Court, police said. The other man, Sean O. Thompson, 18, of Havre of Grace, was not seriously injured.

Investigators are searching for a silver or gold compact car occupied by fourmen armed with a handgun.

To provide information on the shooting,call the sheriff's office at 838-6000. Information will be kept confidential.


Two convenience stores, one in Fallston and another in Joppatowne, were robbed last week, the county Sheriff's Office said.

No injuries were reported, policesaid.

On Monday, a man entered the Shell Mini Mart at the intersection of Route 1 and Route 152 in Fallston, pointed a silver handgun at a store clerk and demanded money, police said. After receiving an undisclosed amount of money, the robber fled on foot.

The suspect is described as a white man in his 20s with a mustache, dark hair anda thin build, about 5 feet, 10 inches tall, police said. He was wearing a blue hooded sweat shirt, gray gloves and jeans.

In the otherincident, a man entered the High's store on Joppa Farm Road in Joppatowne on Tuesday, told a clerk that he had a gun and demanded money. After receiving an undisclosed amount of money, the suspect fled, police said.

The suspect is described as a black man, between 25 and 35 years old, about 5 feet, 10 inches tall, police said. He was wearing a blue jacket, jeans and white sneakers.

To provide informationon the robberies, call the sheriff's office at 836-6600.


Harford County Crime Solvers is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for the arrest and indictment of a man accused of shooting a 16-year-old Perryman boy in November.

The suspect, Rondell J. Palmer, 18, has been wanted since a warrant was issued on Dec. 11 for his arrest on charges of reckless endangerment and carrying a handgun.

Palmer is suspected of shooting John Debow, who was shot in the chest with a small-caliber handgun on Nov. 23 while talking with a group of people outside his home in the 200 block of Perrywood Court, police said.

Palmer, whose address is unknown, is described as a black man, 6 feet, 2 inches tall and weighing 160 pounds,police said. He goes by the nickname of "Smiley."

Call the CrimesSolvers hot line at 877-STOP. Callers don't have to give their namesor appear in court.

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