NORTHWEST BALTIMORE — Teen-ager shot to death as boys play with gun
A 15-year-old Northwest Baltimore boy was shot to death last evening as he and another youth played with an automatic handgun, city homicide detectives said.
Sgt. Edward E. Adelhardt, a homicide investigator, said the other youth, a 16-year-old, was questioned and then released into the custody of his parents. No charge was lodged against him pending a review of the case by the grand jury tomorrow, the sergeant said.
Killed was Ricardo Campbell, 15, of the 3600 block of Woodbine Ave. He was shot with a 9mm automatic handgun in the basement of a friend's house in the 3400 block of Woodbine Av., police said.
Police said the gun discharged once, hitting Ricardo in the head. He was declared dead at the scene of the 6:30 p.m. shooting.
Identity sought of man found dead in Severn
ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY
Maryland Natural Resources Police were trying yesterday to learn the identity of a man whose decomposed body was found Saturday in the Severn River in Anne Arundel County.
The body was that of a black male, about 5 feet 7 inches tall and 140 pounds. He was wearing a white dress shirt, black balloon pants and black shoes.
The body was found near the old Severn River Bridge near Jonas Green State Park. Anyone with information was urged to call the DNR police at 974-3181.
Police discover man's body in street
City homicide detectives were investigating the shooting death of an unidentified man whose body was found yesterday morning in West Baltimore.
Police officers investigating gunshots found the body lying in the 1900 block of Druid Hill Ave. about 1:30 a.m. No further information was available last night.
4-alarm fire destroys Pikesville warehouse
A four-alarm fire in an industrial park near Pikesville last night destroyed a warehouse and an office building used by a company that builds outdoor playgrounds.
For two hours, more than 100 Baltimore County firefighters battled the fire. Smoke at the Milford Industrial Park on Old Milford Mill Road could be seen for miles.
Fire officials said four alarms were called because of the size of the building -- 200 feet by 70 feet -- and because of low water pressure.
There was no immediate estimate of damage to the warehouse of Action Playgrounds Inc.