Police seek two men after fatal shooting in apparent drug deal

March 10, 1997|By Richard Irwin | Richard Irwin,SUN STAFF

Police were seeking two suspects yesterday in the fatal shooting of a man during an apparent botched drug deal in a West Baltimore apartment Friday night.

Three companions of the victim, including a female Johns Hopkins University student, were terrorized during the incident but not injured, police said.

Police said Printice McNair, 22, of the 4700 block of Drayton Green in Arbutus, Baltimore County, a woman and two men went to an apartment in the 2500 block of Winchester St. about 8 p.m. Friday, allegedly to sell cocaine to two other men.

After McNair and the others entered the apartment, they were attacked by the other two men, who tied the male victims' hands with metal clothes hangers and forced them onto the floor, police said. The woman was not bound.

Police said that McNair was shot in the head when he resisted his attackers and died later at Maryland Shock Trauma Center. The suspects fled after the shooting, police said.

Police responding to a report of gunfire found about 4 pounds of cocaine in the apartment and arrested McNair's companions on drug possession and distribution charges. Police identified them as Jaimie K. Kornreich, 21, of the 100 block of E. 32nd St.; Atushi Kasuno, 23, of the 300 block of E. 35th St.; and Thomas Logan, 20, of the 400 block of N. Hilton St.

Dennis O'Shea, a Hopkins spokesman, said yesterday that Kornreich is a senior psychology major.

All were being held at the Central Booking and Intake Center pending bail hearings.

Pub Date: 3/10/97

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