Student shot to death at Hopkins Homewood slaying follows argument

man is arrested

April 11, 1996|By Richard Irwin and John Rivera | Richard Irwin and John Rivera,SUN STAFF

A male sophomore at the Johns Hopkins University was shot fatally on the Homewood campus late last night, according to a university spokesman.

Witnesses said the victim was shot about 10: 40 p.m. by a fellow student after an argument that began during a political meeting at Shriver Hall on the North Baltimore campus. The man thought to be the gunman had completed his course work at Hopkins but had not graduated, the Hopkins spokesman said.

The victim was taken to nearby Union Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead shortly after arrival, city police said.

Witnesses said the argument continued as the victim walked out of Shriver Hall with a young woman, followed by the gunman.

As the three entered a grove of trees about 100 feet south of the Milton S. Eisenhower Library, a shot rang out and the victim fell to the ground with a wound to the head, witnesses said. They said the gunman stood over the victim and fired a second shot into his upper body, then ran down a driveway toward the 3400 block of N. Charles St.

The woman chased the gunman, witnesses said. Campus police and bystanders joined the pursuit and caught a man near North Charles and 34th streets with a weapon in his hand.

Campus police arrested the man and turned him over to city police. He was being questioned last night by homicide detectives.

The identities of the shooting victim and the gunman were not available last night.

Pub Date: 4/11/96

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