2 arrested in shooting at cemetery Woman employed by FBI critically injured in Woodlawn

September 27, 1997|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

Baltimore County police have charged two men with attempted first-degree murder in the shooting of an FBI employee who was found Wednesday night in Woodlawn Cemetery after an off-duty police officer heard a gunshot.

Police charged John E. Montague, 30, a mechanic, of the 6700 block of Townbrook Drive in Woodlawn, and Hosea Wells, 20, of the 600 block of McCabe Ave. in Govans, with trying to kill Beverly Peters, a data transcription supervisor at the FBI in Washington, D.C.

Peters, 39, of the 4200 block of Hanwell Road in Randallstown was in critical condition with a head injury at Maryland Shock Trauma Center. Police suspect robbery was the motive for the shooting.

Montague and Wells were being held in the Baltimore County Detention Center last evening. Montague was being held without bail; Wells is awaiting a bail review Monday.

A county police spokesman said yesterday that police went to Montague's apartment after learning that Montague is a boyfriend of Peters.

"In the same block we found Mrs. Peters' car," said spokesman Sgt. Kevin B. Novak.

Police spokesman Bill Toohey said an unspecified amount of money was taken from Peters' purse, which was found in her car.

Wells was identified by Montague as the shooter, police said. When he was arrested at 10: 15 a.m. yesterday, he said Montague was the shooter, Toohey said.

Pub Date: 9/27/97

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