One of 2 Westminster men shot remains in stable condition

January 12, 1994|By Bill Talbott | Bill Talbott,Staff Writer

A Westminster man shot during an alleged break-in early Friday at a Baltimore County home remained in stable condition yesterday at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore.

Baltimore County police said Robert E. Thorne, 24, was shot in the buttocks by one of four men who armed themselves after being told of a break-in at the home about 12:20 a.m. Friday.

Donnel Avon Jones, 28, also of Westminster, was shot in the collarbone in the same incident. He was released from Shock Trauma Saturday.

Baltimore County police said the Carroll County men went to the home of Christopher Hamby, in the first block of Bowers Lane in Glyndon, because he had made remarks about them.

Police said that when Mr. Hamby heard the door of his house being kicked in, he fled through a rear door and ran next door to the home of relatives and a friend. An unidentified woman hid in an upstairs bedroom closet.

Investigators said the relatives, armed with a semiautomatic rifle, a shotgun and a revolver, returned to Mr. Hamby's house, confronted the two intruders inside the building and escorted them outside.

Both men were shot outside, police said.

Investigators reported that there were conflicting accounts from the participants, and that no arrests have been made.

Investigators' reports will be reviewed by the Baltimore County state's attorney, police said.

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