Slaying suspect, 13, may get adult statusPolice have asked...


July 02, 1992|By From Staff Reports

BALTIMORE — Slaying suspect, 13, may get adult status

Police have asked the city state's attorney to determine if a 13-year-old youth should be charged as an adult in connection with the fatal shooting of a 23-year-old man, according to police.

The youngster, of the 1700 block of E. Eager St., surrendered to homicide detectives Tuesday and was charged as a juvenile with murder, said Sam Ringgold, a police spokesman.

The juvenile is being held at the Waxter Children's Center.

The victim, James Moore of the 1900 block of E. Madison St., was slain about 5 p.m. Sunday in the 900 block of McDonogh St.

The youth told investigators that he shot the man during an argument over a debt, police said.

Police marine unit moves to Canton


The Police Department's marine unit yesterday moved into a new $1 million building in Canton that it will share with another police unit and with the marine unit of the Department of Public Works.

Over the past 10 years, the unit has moved four times. Its previous base was at the old Recreation Pier in the 1700 block of Thames St. in Fells Point.

Its latest home is located in the 3200 block of Boston St., adjacent to the Korean War Memorial. The police marine unit and the department's emergency-vehicle unit will occupy the first floor, and the public works marine unit the top floor.

The public works unit operates the trash boats and skimmers that patrol the Inner Harbor. The police marine unit patrols the water on the city's shoreline, and inland water such as the Jones Falls.

Bail hearing today for suspect in shooting


A bail review hearing was set today for a 25-year-old man charged on four counts of attempted murder, Baltimore County police said.

Thomas Lorenzo Evans was arrested outside an apartment building on Cinnamon Circle near Liberty Road shortly after the incident, which occurred Tuesday noon.

Police said the shooting stemmed from a dispute between Mr. Evans and two Woodlawn men, Maurice Barnes, 24, and Joseph Andrews. Police said Mr. Evans fired two shots from a shotgun, several pellets striking Mr. Barnes in the back, legs and buttocks.

Mr. Andrews was not struck, but pellets passed through the clothing of Terry Lynn Wilkins, 31, an employee of a nearby Royal Farms store, and narrowly missed a woman with whom she was talking.

Only Mr. Barnes was injured. He was in good condition last night at Sinai Hospital.

Mr. Evans was also charged with reckless endangerment, discharging a firearm and possession of a deadly weapon, police said. A court commissioner ordered him held pending today's bail review hearing.

Man shot in Pimlico released from hospital


A 23-year-old man who was shot six times with a semiautomatic weapon late Tuesday night was released yesterday from Sinai Hospital.

Ronald Thomas of the 4500 block of Park Heights Ave. was wounded three times in the right leg, twice in the left leg and once in the right elbow.

Mr. Thomas told police he was in the 4800 block of Palmer Ave. about 11 p.m. Tuesday when a man brandishing a Tech-9 semiautomatic pistol called out: "Come here, I'm going to shoot you."

Mr. Thomas said he ran into an alley in the rear of the 4800 block of Palmer and the gunman followed and opened fire. He told police the gunman was an 18-year-old known to him only as "Davon."

For the record

* A 24-year-old man who was found slain Tuesday morning in the 900 block of Brooks Lane in Reservoir Hill has been identified as Issiah Lee Clowney of the 2400 block of E. Preston St. Police said they have no suspects or motive.

* The Central Maryland chapter of United Way allocated more than $10 million yesterday to about 130 community-service programs in the region. A 77-member task force of volunteers decided how much money to give organizations serving nearly 700,000 people.

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