Man is killed in argument at traffic light

January 08, 1995|By Sherry Joe | Sherry Joe,Sun Staff Writer

A Baltimore man on his way to a college basketball game was shot fatally, and a friend was wounded critically during an argument at a stoplight in the 1500 block of Russell Street yesterday afternoon, police said.

David Brown, 23, of the 1200 block of Pearleaf Court in Baltimore died of gunshot wounds, and Robert Frazier, 22, of the 3500 block of Old York Road in Baltimore underwent surgery for a gunshot wound to the left side of his chest at University of Maryland Medical Center, police said.

The men and two friends were on their way to see a Georgetown University basketball game at the USAir Arena in Landover.

About 1:15 p.m., they exchanged words with two men in a dark blue four-door sedan with North Carolina tags who pulled up next to their tan 1985 Chevrolet Spectrum, police said.

The argument started when one of the men asked if another was looking at him, police said.

"It was just words at first," said homicide Detective Carolyn Gillespie.

But then one of the men in the blue car fired four to five times, killing Mr. Brown and wounding Mr. Frazier, Detective Gillespie said.

The suspects' car was last seen traveling south on Russell Street.

Police ask that anyone who witnessed the shootings call homicide detectives at 396-2100.

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