Man with shotgun wounds 3 in East Baltimore Police say shootings stem from dispute over drugs

December 31, 1996|By Peter Hermann | Peter Hermann,SUN STAFF

Three people, including a 16-year-old, were wounded Sunday afternoon when someone opened fire with a shotgun on an East Baltimore street corner during a drug dispute, city police said yesterday.

The shootings occurred about 5: 20 p.m. in the 1700 block of N. Broadway. Police said two men -- one armed with a shotgun -- walked up to three people standing on a corner and told them not to move.

The armed man shot at the trio three times before running away. Police said two of them were intended targets and the third was a bystander. Investigators said the shootings stemmed from a drug dispute, but details were not available.

The wounded, all from East Baltimore, were identified as Anthony Tanner, 16, who suffered a graze wound to the back of his head; Brent Cabreza, 34, who was hit in the left side; and Carl Thompson, 26, who was shot in the right hand. All were treated at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Authorities released yesterday the names of two slaying victims from Friday -- the latest in a recent spate of shootings that RTC pushed the number of homicides in Baltimore past last year's mark of 325.

The latest homicide victim -- a 19-year-old man who was shot twice in the head -- was identified as Levar Round, who lived in the 700 block of E. North Ave., near where he was shot. Police would only say that the shooting was the result of a domestic argument; they had made no arrests as of yesterday.

Police also released the name of Antonio Murphy, 35, of the 200 block of N. Monastery Ave.

Police said Murphy was shot about 1: 15 p.m. as he walked on a sidewalk in the 3300 block of W. Caton Ave. Police said a man walked up beside him, asked where drugs were stashed and then shot Murphy when he said he didn't know.

On Sunday, police said, a suspect in the Murphy slaying surrendered at police headquarters. McKinley Glenn Richardson, 19, of the 100 block of Siegwart Lane in West Baltimore was charged with first-degree murder.

As of yesterday, 329 people had been slain in Baltimore, compared with 321 at the same time last year. The record of 353 was set in 1993.

Pub Date: 12/31/96

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