Police say they find man who wounded 2 fishermen Officials reviewing case involving Baltimore hunter

October 09, 1997|By TaNoah Morgan | TaNoah Morgan,SUN STAFF

Police say they have found the hunter who shot two Millersville men Monday while they were fishing at a pond near an upscale neighborhood.

Rob Martin, 23, and John Mirowski, 44, both of the 8300 block of Westside Drive, suffered buckshot wounds and were taken to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center.

Martin, hit in his back, remained in serious but stable condition; Mirowski, hit in his left leg and elbow, was treated and released.

Police would not divulge the name of the man who says he fired the shot, because he has not been charged with a crime. But they said the state's attorney's office will review the case.

According to a report, someone reported to officers the tag number of a 1970s Chevrolet Impala seen leaving the area, and police traced the license to a 61-year-old Baltimore man.

The man told officers he was squirrel hunting shortly before 7 p.m. Monday and accidentally shot the men in the woods behind Shipley's Retreat, a community under construction off Veteran's Highway and East-West Boulevard, the report said.

The victims told police the man offered to go for help, but when one of them pulled out a cellular phone and dialed 911, the man fled.

He later told police that he ran because he was afraid, the report said.

Pub Date: 10/09/97

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