Separate shootings yesterday leave man dead, woman hurt Police also investigating 2 Saturday slayings

August 09, 1993|By Lisa Respers | Lisa Respers,Contributing Writer

An unidentified man was shot fatally in the face at close range yesterday morning in East Baltimore, police reported.

The body was found shortly after 6 a.m. behind the 1500 block of E. Lafayette Ave. The man had been killed by a shotgun, said Sgt. Albert Diggs of the Eastern District.

Police also were continuing investigations of two unrelated homicides that occurred in the city Saturday afternoon.

Michael Vogel, 41, of Charlestown in Cecil County was stabbed several times as he sat in his car in the 1700 block of Nome Ave., apparently after an argument with a 15-year-old and two men.

The teen was arrested and charged as an adult with murder, but the police would not identify him yesterday. Two other suspects were being sought in the Southeast Baltimore killing.

In the other homicide, Gerald Williams, 27, of the 3100 block of Oakley Ave. was found dead in his Pimlico neighborhood -- shot once in the neck and once in the wrist at the intersection of Oakley and Palmer avenues.

"I was upstairs in the bedroom ironing, and I heard two shots," said Janice Dawkins, a 14-year resident of Palmer Avenue. "That's when I ran downstairs to ask where the kids [her grandchildren] were."

Witnesses said Mr. Williams was standing at the corner of Oakley and Palmer talking to two men. An argument ensued, and one of the men pulled a gun and shot Mr. Williams.

In another incident, a Northwest Baltimore woman was shot in the neck after answering a knock on her apartment door at 6:41 a.m. yesterday.

Doretha King, 31, of the 3400 block of Alto Road was listed in stable condition last night at Sinai Hospital. Ms. King said from her hospital bed that she believed she was shot in a botched robbery attempt.

"I peeped through the peephole and there was a girl that lived around the corner," Ms. King said. "As soon as I opened the door and was getting ready to ask her what she wanted, a man stepped out, demanded money, and shot me."

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