Carwash owner is slain in robbery by three men 2 other men killed during weekend

August 23, 1993|By Greg Tasker and Thomas W. Waldron | Greg Tasker and Thomas W. Waldron,Staff Writers

An East Baltimore carwash owner was robbed and fatally shot, and two other men were stabbed to death in unrelated weekend homicides in Baltimore City, authorities said.

Simon Solomon, 48, of the 400 block of N. Patterson Park Ave. was accosted by three men as he washed his own car about 12:35 a.m. yesterday at the Affordable Auto Waxing Center in the 1800 block of N. Milton Ave., police said.

The men forced Mr. Solomon into a back room at the carwash, and took his money and jewelry before shooting him three times, according to a police report. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police reported no arrests.

Christopher Brown, 41, of Baltimore was stabbed to death about 9:30 a.m. yesterday in a scuffle with another man at the home of Mr. Brown's estranged wife in the 1700 block of Brentwood Ave.

Police charged David Turner, 41, also of the 1700 block of Brentwood, with first-degree murder.

Police said a fight erupted between the two men after Mr. Brown returned his children to his wife following a weekend visit. During the scuffle, Mr. Brown was stabbed once in the heart, police said.

Mr. Brown, whose address was not divulged by police, was pronounced dead at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

In the other incident, Tyrone McRae, 31, was stabbed to death Saturday afternoon in a domestic dispute in his house in the 4400 block of Old York Road.

His 16-year-old nephew, Brandon Harris, of the Old York Road address, was arrested and charged with first-degree murder, police said.

Mr. McRae died in the kitchen from a single stab wound to the chest from a butcher knife.

Police said they did not know what caused the argument.

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