Woman slain on city street Shooting brings city's homicide total for 1992 to 19.

January 15, 1992|By William B. Talbott | William B. Talbott,Evening Sun Staff Richard Irwin and Robert Hilson Jr. contributed to this story.

A 47-year-old woman was fatally shot last night as she walked with a man near her East Baltimore home, becoming the city's 19th homicide victim of 1992.

Homicide No. 18 was a man found dead yesterday morning in a car in East Baltimore.

In an unrelated incident, a man injured in a fight Friday died today of his injuries but a ruling on his death was withheld pending an autopsy. Seventeen people had been slain by this date last year.

Police said the latest victim, Mary Maza Jackson of the 1000 Wilmot Court, was shot in the back three times shortly after 10:30 p.m. in the 1000 block of Valley St. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Residents told police the victim was walking with a man on Valley Street in Johnston Square when three shots rang out. The man fled after the shooting. He was not injured.

Police have no motive or suspects.

About 11 a.m. yesterday, Northern District officers found Fergio Gladden, 22, of the 1600 block of Burnwood Road, fatally shot in a late-model, four-wheel-drive vehicle parked in the 6000 block of Chinquapin Parkway in north Baltimore.

Police had gone to the scene in response to a report that a man sitting in a 1990 Nissan Pathfinder appeared to be injured.

Homicide detectives said Gladden died from a single gunshot wound to the head. Police had no suspects or motive.

It was not known if Gladden was slain inside the vehicle while it was parked or killed somewhere else and driven there.

Mark Dixon, 32, of the 1800 block of Wilhelm St., who sustained head injuries in a street altercation in South Baltimore last week, died from his injuries early today.

Investigators said an autopsy was scheduled today by the state medical examiner to determine the cause of death. Pending results of the autopsy, the death is listed as "questionable," police said

Dixon died about 5 a.m. at the University of Maryland Medical Center, where he was taken Friday after the fight. Police said he was knocked down and he hit his head on the pavement during the fight with a man in the 1800 block of Ramsey St.

Shane Dunnigan, 22, of the 1800 block of Ramsey St. was arrested at the scene Friday and charged with assault. Dunnigan has been in the Baltimore City Detention Center since his arrest.

Also, city police have arrested a 21-year-old city man and charged him with last August's slaying of 19-year-old Eugene E. Jones. Police said the killing was drug-related.

Dana Graham, of the 2500 block of Barclay St., was arrested about 10:15 p.m. Monday in front of a high-rise building in the 100 block of Aisquith St., the same building where Jones was killed Aug. 6.

Officers arrested Graham after receiving a tip he was on Aisquith Street. He was charged with first-degree murder and a handgun violation and ordered held without bail.

Jones was found dead in the second-floor hallway of the high-rise. He died from multiple gunshot wounds to the head.

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