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January 02, 1993|By From Staff Reports

BALTIMORE COUNTY TOWSON — Shots fired at couple parked near reservoir

A couple parked near the Loch Raven Reservoir early yesterday were shot at seven times by an unknown assailant, Baltimore County police said. Neither person was hit, but two shots struck their car, knocking out the passenger side window.

Virgie Mary Ogle, 24, of East Baltimore was hit in the face by glass fragments from the broken window in the shooting at 3 a.m. She was listed in good condition yesterday at Good Samaritan Hospital.

Her companion, John Michael Frangos, 23, of Rosedale was not injured.

Baltimore County police said the couple were parked in woods off Loch Raven Drive, near Morgan Mill Road, when a small white car and a blue 4X4 pickup truck parked about 100 feet away.

Several men got out of the vehicles, and one fired at least seven shots in the couple's direction. The men then drove off.

Police said they do not know what type of gun was used.

Unidentified dancer injured in assault


BALTIMORE -- An unidentified dancer on The Block was found critically injured in a downtown alley yesterday morning by a police officer on routine patrol.

The woman appeared to have been beaten over the head with a hard object, said Officer Mark Zepp of the Central District police station.

As of late yesterday, the woman was unconscious and in critical condition at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Homicide detectives were unable to interview her.

Officer Zepp said the woman was found at about 2:30 a.m. in an alley behind the 200 block of E. Redwood St.

He said detectives found information in her possession that indicated she was a dancer but could not locate any identification.

Police had no suspects.

Bulletproof vest saves police officer from shot


BALTIMORE -- A Baltimore police officer was shot in the back Thursday night, but his bulletproof vest saved him from injury, police said yesterday.

Agent Doug Price, a police spokesman, said Officer Andrew Snakovsky, 39, was shot about 10:15 p.m. while investigating a disturbance in the 1100 block of Washington Blvd.

Authorities said the Southern District officer was approaching two men who were fighting when he was shot with a .45-caliber bullet. He was taken to University Hospital, treated and released.

No arrests have been made.

"Whether or not the officer was the intended target is still under investigation," Agent Price said.

Westminster man dies in accidental shooting



WESTMINSTER -- A 19-year-old Westminster man was killed while returning from hunting on New Year's Eve when a large-caliber muzzle-loading rifle accidentally discharged in the cab of his pickup truck, striking him in the side.

State police in Westminster identified the man as Jamie Lee Miller of Warehime Road.

Police said Mr. Miller was driving two companions home from a hunting trip at about 5:17 p.m. Thursday on West Deep Run Road near Union Mills in Carroll County when a 50-caliber, black-powder Hawken rifle lying across the laps of the companions went off. Police described the incident as an accidental shooting.

"You're supposed to unload guns before transporting them," said State Police Sgt. Roger Meeks. "Like any other firearm, when it is used in an improper manner, you have this type of problem."

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