Baltimore police investigating the fatal shooting of an...


November 29, 1996|By From staff reports

Baltimore police investigating the fatal shooting of an East Baltimore man whose body was found on a Govans street Wednesday night reported few leads in the case yesterday.

The body of Trayvon Cooper, 21, of the 1200 block of Treeleaf Court was found lying in the 5200 block of York Road shortly before 11 p.m.

Police were called to the scene to investigate reports of gunfire. Homicide detectives said they knew of no motives or suspects.

E. Baltimore rowhouse fire called suspicious by officials

A three-alarm fire investigators called suspicious burned out an East Baltimore rowhouse and damaged two others early yesterday, leaving at least four people homeless on Thanksgiving.

lTC One firefighter, William H. Paff, a 15-year veteran, suffered minor injuries when he fell through floor boards, said Battalion Chief Hector L. Torres, a Fire Department spokesman. Paff was treated at Mercy Medical Center.

The fire, reported at 4: 52 a.m., started at 1809 Aisquith St. and quickly spread to two adjoining rowhouses, causing damage estimated at $48,000, Torres said. More than 70 firefighters had the fire under control by 6: 12 a.m. Torres said the cause is suspicious, but would not elaborate.

Man charged with hunting before start of deer season

A Baltimore man was charged yesterday with hunting deer with a firearm three days before the hunting season starts, a spokesman for Maryland Natural Resources Police said.

Tommy D. Ramsay, 27, of the 1200 block of S. Carey St. was arrested after a Randallstown woman called police and said she saw three men put a deer in the back of a pickup truck near her house on Old Court Road.

Pub Date: 11/29/96

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