Police seek man who shot woman on light rail

October 24, 1995|By TaNoah V. Sterling | TaNoah V. Sterling,Sun Staff

Police are looking for a man who, for no apparent reason, shot a sleeping woman on the Central Light Rail yesterday.

Roslyn Jukes, 28, was recovering from a single gunshot wound to the right shoulder. She was taken to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore after the shooting, where she was treated and released, police said.

Ms. Jukes was riding south from Baltimore about 8:30 a.m. when the man, the only other passenger in the rail car, stood, pointed a 9 mm handgun and fired one round from behind Ms. Jukes as the train approached the Ferndale station, police said.

The man then walked in front of Ms. Jukes and pointed the gun at her head. In response to the woman's pleas, the gunman said: "Oh, don't worry about me, I'm just sick," police said.

The man ran off the train at the Ferndale station, police said. Police believe the man may then have boarded a northbound train.

Ms. Jukes was able to notify the train operator, who in turn called for an ambulance to meet them at the Cromwell station.

Ms. Jukes told police she had never seen her assailant before.

He was described as a black male in his late teens, about 5-foot-6 and 145 pounds, with long sideburns. He was wearing a dark Timberland cap, and a dark plaid, three-quarter-length jacket.

Police said they knew of no motive for the shooting.

Anyone with information is asked to call Anne Arundel County police at 222-8610.

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