A teen-ager shot and killed Thursday night on the steps of...


September 13, 1997

A teen-ager shot and killed Thursday night on the steps of his Southeast Baltimore rowhouse was identified yesterday as Theophlius Thorpe, city police said.

Investigators released few other details of the shooting, which .. occurred at 6 p.m. in the 200 block of N. Milton Ave. Police said the 16-year-old was sitting on his steps when a gunman walked up and shot at him several times, hitting him in the upper body.

Police said yesterday they knew of no motive and had no suspects.

Milford Mill Swim Club Inc. settled a lawsuit yesterday by agreeing to pay $375,000 to the family of a 16-year-old boy who drowned in 1995 in the club's pool.

Andre L. Moore Jr. of Woodlawn drowned after diving into the pool at the club July 12, 1995.

A. Dwight Pettit, the Moore family's lawyer, said that a lifeguard failed to respond appropriately and that the club failed to meet county safety codes.

After two drownings at the swim club's quarry in July, the club assigned more than a dozen lifeguards to patrol the area.

Pub Date: 9/13/97

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