Police seek clues in Homewood Avenue slaying

March 21, 1996|By Peter Hermann | Peter Hermann,SUN STAFF

Police were trying yesterday to find out why someone fired repeatedly on a car Tuesday night in Northeast Baltimore, killing a 26-year-old man and wounding his teen-age nephew and 5-year-old son.

Homicide detectives said the light blue Honda Civic was riddled with dozens of bullets, with several windows shot out and holes found in the doors. The car was near the victim's house with its engine running and in gear.

Richard Satterfield Jr. of the 2300 block of Homewood Ave. was shot several times in the head and body about 9: 45 p.m. and was pronounced dead on the scene, slumped over the front seat of the car.

His nephew, Ricco Peterson, 15, wounded several times in the head, was in critical condition yesterday at Johns Hopkins Children's Center, a hospital spokeswoman said.

Mr. Satterfield's son Tavon, who was in the back seat, was hit by glass fragments and was listed in fair condition at the hospital, she said.

"We are still trying to put everything together," said Detective Sean Harrison, who added that Mr. Satterfield had just pulled away from his rowhouse when the shooting occurred. "We haven't ruled anything out. We haven't determined what the actual motive is."

Mr. Satterfield was convicted in August in Circuit Court on a drug charge.

He was free on $100,000 bail awaiting sentencing.

Court records show he had a sentencing hearing scheduled for Tuesday morning, about 12 hours before the shooting.

The outcome of the hearing could not be determined yesterday.

Pub Date: 3/21/96

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