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August 01, 1994

BALTIMORE — Glen Burnie cyclist killed in hit-and-run

A Glen Burnie man was killed early yesterday as he rode a bicycle on Quarterfield Road when he was struck by a limousine under the Route 100 overpass.

The victim, Bruce Alan Johnson, 35, of the 7600 block of Rona Court, was pedaling west on Quarterfield Road about 2 a.m. when he was hit by the 1994 Lincoln Town Car limousine, police said.

The driver of the limousine fled the scene. Police received a call about 3:45 a.m. from a man who said he thought he had struck someone with his car.

Police arrested Joseph Michael Boggs, 31, of Wheaton and charged him with drunken driving and leaving the scene of an accident.

Man dies after fight in East Baltimore

BALTIMORE -- The death of a 34-year-old man after his body was slammed onto an East Baltimore sidewalk during a fight was under investigation yesterday by city homicide detectives.

Kenneth Hopkins of the 2200 block E. Chase St. was pronounced dead at Johns Hopkins Hospital after he was picked up and thrown to the ground in a professional wrestling-like body slam during a fight Saturday night in the 1700 block of Ashland Ave., police said.

He was pronounced dead at the hospital at 11:32 p.m. Police were awaiting an autopsy report.

Off-duty officer hurt, gun stolen in fight


BALTIMORE -- An off-duty Baltimore police officer was injured and his service revolver stolen during a fight Saturday night in Hampden, authorities reported.

Officer Ronald Howard, 23, a patrolman assigned to the Western District, suffered a broken nose during the fight in the 3400 block of Ash St., said Officer Sabrina Tapp-Harper, a police spokeswoman.

According to the spokeswoman's account, Officer Howard got into an argument during a party and then left with a friend. They were followed, she said, by a group of 10 to 12 men and the fight began. During the fight, Officer Howard's gun was reportedly taken and discharged. It was found later, she said.

Police had no suspects in the case, the spokeswoman said. Officer Howard, who had been assigned light-duty tasks recently because of another injury, will continue on that status, she added.

Autopsy shows girl, 3, died of head injury


BALTIMORE -- A 3-year-old girl whose body was found Friday morning in Leakin Park died of a head injury, the state medical examiner's office said yesterday.

Shante Harris was originally reported missing by her mother on Wednesday. Her mother, Darntrell Griffin, 21, and her live-in boyfriend, Eric Dorsey, 22, of the 800 block of Vine St. in West Baltimore, were charged with first-degree murder, assault with intent to commit murder, child abuse and common assault. After an autopsy Saturday, the medical examiner ruled the girl's death a homicide caused by head injuries.

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