Bicyclist opens fire in W. Baltimore one person is killed, 4 are wounded

September 15, 1996|By Lisa Respers | Lisa Respers,SUN STAFF

Four people were wounded and one person was killed early yesterday as a gunman raced through a West Baltimore neighborhood on a bicycle chasing another man, city police said.

DeAngelo Ricks, 22, was declared dead at the scene about 1 a.m. near his home in the first block of N. Wheeler Ave.

Agent Ragina L. Cooper, a police spokeswoman, said the apparent target of the gunman was Julius Lee Jr., 19, who was talking to a friend in the 2300 block of W. Baltimore St. when the gunman pedaled toward them.

Lee told police the man asked him, "What's up?" When Lee responded, "Nothing's up," the man pulled out a handgun and began firing, he said.

Lee, who tried to flee, was shot in the right ankle. He was listed in fair condition yesterday at Maryland Shock Trauma Center.

Also injured were Shawniquea Robinson, 20, of the 200 block of S. Glover St., who suffered a buttocks wound, and Anthony McLee, 16, of the 2500 block of W. Lombard St., who was wounded in the right ankle, both listed in fair condition at Shock Trauma; and Delsean Berry, 20, of the 100 block of N. Payson St., who was treated for a graze wound and released, police said.

Police said the investigation is continuing.

Pub Date: 9/15/96

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