A Northeast Baltimore man who was hit by a car on Crain Highway Tuesday night was in fair condition yesterday at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, county police said.
Fredrick Nathan Ackers, 18, of the 1100 block of Gleneagle Road received multiple injuries in the collision. The accident occurred around 8:30 p.m. as Mr. Ackers crossed to the east side of Crain Highway. He was 300 feet north of Oak Manor Drive when a southbound 1990 Toyota Corolla hit him, police said.
The impact lifted Mr. Ackers onto the car's hood and sent him into the windshield on the passenger's side. He then rolled off the hood and landed on Crain Highway.
Rita Ann Limmerick, 49, of the 8100 block of Quarterfield Farms Drive, was driving the Toyota. She told police she did not see Mr. Ackers. He was not in the crosswalk when he tried to cross Crain Highway, police said.
Random shots fired; man is arrested
A Glen Burnie man who admitted firing random shots from an assault rifle Tuesday afternoon was arrested on gun charges and taken to North Arundel Hospital for an emergency evaluation, police said.
Joseph Garland Knight, 45, of the 7800 block of Crilley Road was charged with reckless endangerment and discharging a firearm. He was released from North Arundel yesterday morning and taken to the Northern District lockup, police and hospital officials said.
Police went to Mr. Knight's apartment about 5 p.m. after getting a tip that he had barricaded himself inside and fired shots from the window. Officers found the apartment unlocked and Mr. Knight lying on the couch, the rifle near his knees, police said.
They seized a Norinco rifle and three empty shell casings. The rifle, similar to an AK-47, was loaded with five rounds, police said.
Mr. Knight told police he had fired four shots into some trees between his apartment and a high-rise building on Benesch Circle, police said.