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Police seek motive in fatal shooting
BALTIMORE -- Police are investigating the fatal shooting of an East Baltimore man who was killed Friday night as he stood on Rose Street.
The victim, Everett Hardy, 21, of the 2400 block of E. Eager St., was standing in the 800 block of N. Rose St. at 9:12 p.m. Friday when he was approached by a man and shot in the chest at point-blank range, police said.
Witnesses described the suspect as a black male, about 24 years old and wearing dark clothing, police said. No motive for the shooting has been determined.
Man abducted, robbed by gunmen
BALTIMORE -- Two men robbed a 37-year-old man late Friday as he used a drive-through bank teller machine, then held him in his car as they drove it from the scene.
Rodney Parker was making a cash transaction at a Signet Bank money machine in the 4700 block of Liberty Heights Ave. at 11 p.m. Friday when two men armed with what Mr. Parker described as machine guns forced him to withdraw an undisclosed amount of money with his bank card, police said.
The two suspects, described as black men in their 20s with Jamaican accents, then used the victim's car to flee, dumping Mr. Parker in the Leakin Park area.
Police said the victim suffered no injuries and his car was later found in the 500 block of N. Mount St.
Police seize cocaine in E. Baltimore raids
BALTIMORE -- City police conducted a series of drug raids late Friday, capping a six-month investigation into illicit narcotics activities in the East Baltimore area.
At least several thousand vials of cocaine were seized from a house in the 1300 block of N. Chapel St.
Other locations raided by early evening were in the 2000 block of E. Biddle St., the 800 block of N. Lakewood Ave. and three locations in the 1100 block of N. Port St.
The raids were being conducted as part of an effort with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.
City woman charged in fatal beating
BALTIMORE -- A 59-year-old woman has been charged in the slaying of Harry Smith, 69, in his apartment in the 2500 block of Violet Ave.
Sam Ringgold, a Baltimore police spokesman, said Catherine Lorretta Means, who lives in another apartment in the same building, has been charged with first-degree murder and robbery.
Police said they believe the motive for the slaying was robbery.
The body of the victim, who was beaten to death, was found in his apartment about 10 a.m. June 9 by employees of the apartment complex who had gone to check on him after relatives were unable to contact him by telephone.
Child, woman killed in traffic accident
WALDORF -- A 6-year-old girl and a Virginia woman were killed in Charles County when a pickup truck failed to stop and collided with a car, officials said.
The county sheriff's office said the accident occurred Thursday about 10 p.m. on Route 301 in Waldorf when a car driven by Thelma Stine, 46, of Montross, Va., was hit by a truck driven by 32-year-old David Morgal of Clinton.
The accident occurred when Ms. Stine slowed her car for a traffic light but the truck behind her failed to stop in time, crashing into Ms. Stine's car, the sheriff's office said.
Helen Kreiger, 49, also of Montross, Va., and the child, Lois Stine, died in the crash.
The girl died at Children's National Medical Center in Washington Friday afternoon. Two other children were hospitalized in serious but stable condition Friday night, officials said.
Ms. Stine and the driver of the truck also were hospitalized, but information about their conditions was not available.