Man injured in shooting spree at apartments

October 24, 1997|By Mike Farabaugh | Mike Farabaugh,SUN STAFF

One man was wounded and two others were arrested on drug charges late Wednesday after a shooting spree at Bishop's Garth Apartments in Westminster, police said.

Police said as many as eight shots might have been fired about 9: 45 p.m. outside the apartment complex on Charles Street.

Lt. Dean Brewer, a Westminster police spokesman, said investigators likely will seek an arrest warrant within 48 hours.

Wounded was Curtis L. Frisby, 32, of Westminster, who was shot three times and suffered wounds to the abdomen, right knee and left back, police said. He was in serious and stable condition at Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, a hospital spokeswoman said yesterday.

According to court documents, Officer Chris Outten saw a man walk from behind 99 Charles St. and open fire at Frisby, who was standing in front of an apartment building.

Officers arriving at the scene stopped two men nearby who matched a vague description of the shooter that Outten broadcast over the radio, police said.

Police said the men were not charged in the shooting.

Shawn A. Jones, 19, of Westminster was arrested on marijuana, cocaine, handgun and resisting arrest charges after police said they found a loaded .38-caliber pistol, ammunition and crack cocaine in his pocket.

Outten said it took three officers to handcuff Jones after they told him that he was under arrest.

Jones was being held in lieu of $150,000 bail at the Carroll County Detention Center, pending today's bail review hearing.

Derrick M. Whittaker, 18, of Sykesville was charged with possession of cocaine and possession with intent to distribute cocaine, court records show. He was being held in lieu of $50,000 bond, pending today's bail review hearing.

Police also reported finding a large quantity of rock cocaine in a plastic bag on the sidewalk where Frisby was shot.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call Westminster police at 410-848-4646, or call a police tips line at 410-857-TIPS (8477).

Pub Date: 10/24/97

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