Man shot as gun goes off accidentally

January 24, 1994

An Anne Arundel County man was in critical condition yesterday after he was accidentally shot in the chest by his brother Saturday night.

Eugene Lockwood, 50, was in his home in the 5900 block of 2nd St., Deale, admiring a .44-caliber magnum handgun with his brother when the gun discharged, said county police spokesman Detective Ron Hines.

"The gun had changed hands a couple times. When the one brother went to hand it to the other brother, it went off," Detective Hines said.

Mr. Lockwood was taken by helicopter to the Prince George's Hospital Center.

The brother, whose name was not divulged by police, was not charged.

Detective Hines said the brothers assumed the handgun was not loaded. "As in any weapon, people should take caution and treat those guns as if they're loaded," he said. "If they had done that in this case, then this unfortunate accident wouldn't have occurred."

Council to consider bus terminal permit

To build its new bus terminal at Chinquapin Round Road and Drew Street, Annapolis must grant itself a zoning permit.

The City Council is to consider tonight the city's application for a conditional use permit to allow a parking lot adjacent to the proposed $1.2 million Annapolis Transportation Center.

The city Department of Transportation operates a bus depot and passenger transfer center from Spa Road.

It wants to move to the five-acre site on Chinquapin Round Road to expand its garage and bus maintenance areas.

When it meets at 7:30 p.m., the council also is to consider two requests to allow business signs in the 900 block of West St., Lincoln Park at Chinquapin Round Road and Lincoln Park at Lincoln Drive.

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