Boy, 16, charged in fatal shooting on Father's Day Police say victim mistaken for archrival

July 10, 1996|By Peter Hermann | Peter Hermann,STAFF WRITER

Baltimore police yesterday charged a 16-year-old boy with killing a man on Father's Day after investigators said he mistook the victim for an archrival involved in an earlier dispute.

Dominick Kane, of no known address, was charged in a warrant with first-degree murder. He was being sought yesterday.

The youth is charged with shooting Carlos Simms, 20, of the 1800 block of St. Paul St. as he waited for a cab outside his daughter's home in the 2900 block of Garrison Blvd. on June 16, shortly after 4 p.m. Police said he had just paid a Father's Day visit to his daughter.

Agent Ragina L. Cooper, a city police spokeswoman, said the young suspect had been involved in a shootout several days before and was looking for people involved in the incident.

The gunman "saw the victim, thought he was someone involved in the shootout and came up to him and shot him in the back four times," Cooper said. The spokeswoman said Simms had nothing to do with the prior altercation.

Pub Date: 7/10/96

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