Two sought in slaying of motorist Men are linked to other crimes

August 05, 1993|By Richard Irwin | Richard Irwin,Staff Writer

Two men charged with the attempted murder of an off-duty city police officer during a shoot-out and carjacking outside his White Marsh home yesterday morning are also being sought for questioning in the fatal shooting of a motorist in the New Town section of northwest Baltimore last night.

While no charges have yet been placed against them in last night's slaying, city police were seeking Damation Lee Kent, 19, of the 2700 block of Cylburn Ave., and Kevin Lamont Coley, 18, of the 4400 block of LaPlata Ave., following the death last night of a 61-year-old northwest city man in the 4400 block of Tamarind Drive. The victim's car was stolen and later recovered.

Police said the attempted murder of the officer and the theft of his vehicle is very similar to last night's killing.

Police said Mr. Kent and Mr. Coley have been charged with attempting to kill Officer Norbert J. Padzersky Jr., 48, of the 4600 block of Bucks School House Road, during a shootout yesterday morning outside his home with three men who stole his 1993 Toyota 4-Runner.

The officer was about to enter his home following his shift at the Northeast District when a gunman opened fire on him.

During the incident, more than a dozen shots were exchanged and one of the suspects was shot.

About two hours after the White Marsh shooting, police responded to Union Memorial Hospital, where a man was being treated for a gunshot wound to the leg.

Police linked the wounded man, Logan Carter, 23, of the 2700 block of Cylburn Ave., with the shooting near the officer's home and charged him with attempted murder and armed robbery.

A second man with Mr. Carter at the hospital, Dominic Inman, 19, of the 4400 block of LaPlata Ave., was charged with aiding and abetting and being an accessory after the crime.

Police are also seeking the suspects in connection with a carjacking Sunday night in the 3000 block of W. Belvedere Ave. during which a motorist was driven in his car to Howard County, where one of two men attempted to shoot him. The gun misfired.

The men drove the victim's car into the city, where at 1 a.m. Monday, a resident of the 6700 block of Alter St. was driving in the 3000 block of Hilton St. when his Chevrolet Blazer was struck in the rear.

When the man got out of his Blazer to look at the damage, one of the men shot him in the back. The men drove off in the man's Blazer.

The wounded motorist was taken to Sinai Hospital for treatment and admitted.

Police said Mr. Kent also has been charged with a Baltimore County bank robbery and that he and Mr. Coley are believed armed with a .357 Magnum handgun and a .45-caliber semiautomatic handgun.

Police said the suspects also may have Officer Padzersky's badge, number 14170, in their possession.

Police said last night's murder victim, identified as Frederick Montague Johnson of 3800 block of Dolfield Ave., was seated in his 1988 Plymouth when he was shot at least once and fell onto the pavement. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police said the man's car was found two blocks away with a flat tire. They also said that it appeared Mr. Johnson's killer or killers drove off in another vehicle.

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