Off-duty officer shoots man during dispute at gas station

November 17, 1992

A Glen Burnie man remained in serious but stable condition at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center last night after he was shot in the chest during an early-morning dispute at a Crown gasoline station on Baltimore and Annapolis Boulevard.

County police said yesterday they were waiting for John W. Calvert, 26, to come out of surgery before they could interview him about the shooting. Police also said Charles Arthur Dawkins, the off-duty Baltimore police officer involved in the shooting, has refused to speak with any one but his lawyer.

According to police reports, Mr. Dawkins apparently became involved in an argument with Mr. Calvert near the station's fuel pumps about 2:15 a.m. But police said they have no idea what the argument was about.

Anne Arundel police said that Mr. Dawkins, a foot patrolman in the city's Eastern District who was in plainclothes, pulled out his 17-shot, 9mm Glock semiautomatic pistol during the argument and fired one shot.

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