Highlandtown man stabbed to death 2 other city men slain in separate incidents.

March 31, 1992|By Richard Irwin | Richard Irwin,Staff Writer William B. Talbott and Bruce Reid contributed to this report.

An 18-year-old Highlandtown man was fatally stabbed early today in a house in the Gray Manor section of Dundalk.

Baltimore County police were seeking a Rosedale youth in the stabbing.

Police said the victim, Jerry Goldberg Jr., who resided in the 3800 block of Hudson St., died shortly before 2 a.m. today at the Francis Scott Key Medical Center of multiple stab wounds.

Sgt. Clifford Hisker of the North Point District said Mr. Goldberg and a cousin were visiting a teen-age girl in the 2700 block of Creston Road when the girl's former boyfriend and another youth arrived around midnight.

Sergeant Hisker said that when the former boyfriend demanded that Mr. Goldberg and his cousin leave, Mr. Goldberg refused and reportedly asked the former boyfriend to step outside.

Sergeant Hisker said the former boyfriend then pulled out a knife and stabbed Mr. Goldberg in the neck, chest and stomach.

Mr. Goldberg and his cousin, along with the suspect and his friend, ran out the front door and fled in different directions.

Moments later, police arrived and found Mr. Goldberg lying in the street.

He was taken by ambulance to the hospital.

Sergeant Hisker said the suspect's name and address are known and that a warrant would be issued today charging him as an adult with first-degree murder.

Meanwhile, in the city, a 21-year-old man who was shot in the head and found lying in the northbound lanes of the 2600 block of Harford Road early yesterday has died.

Police said the victim, Dexter L. Horton 2nd of the 900 block of E. 20th St., was found around 1 a.m. by an Eastern District police officer.

Mr. Horton was taken by ambulance to Johns Hopkins Hospital, where he remained in critical condition on life-support systems before dying at 11 a.m. yesterday

City homicide detectives said they had no leads in the case and request that anyone having information on the shooting should call them at 396-2100 or the Northeastern District at 887-2444.

Meanwhile, a 64-year-old East Baltimore landlord was being held without bail today, charged with first-degree murder in a fatal shooting of a 44-year-old boarder.

Gene Oliver, of the 1600 block of E. 31st St., was charged about noon yesterday with the fatal shooting of Thurman B. Yates Jr., of the same address. City police said the men got into an argument in a second-floor hallway over Mr. Yates' alleged non-payment of rent and other bills.

Police say Mr. Oliver got a .38-caliber revolver and fired one shot, striking Mr. Yates in the head. Mr. Yates died at the scene.

Mr. Oliver was arrested at the house. A gun was recovered in a bedroom, police said.

Mr. Oliver was to appear for a bail review hearing today at the Eastside District Court.

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