2 men shot to death in Baltimore pair charged with murder in 1 slaying

November 16, 1997|By Brenda J. Buote | Brenda J. Buote,SUN STAFF

Two people were found shot to death early yesterday in unrelated Baltimore slayings, police said.

Homicide detectives arrested two suspects in one of the shootings, which occurred at 2: 15 a.m. in the 2300 block of Federal St. in East Baltimore. Police said they suspected robbery was the motive.

Police said Gregory Peck McGraw, 25, of the 900 block of Patterson Park Ave. was fleeing two men when he was shot once in the back and collapsed. He was declared dead at the scene.

Two men, both 20, were soon arrested, said Officer Angelique Cook-Hayes, a police spokeswoman. Charged with first-degree murder and handgun violations were Antoine McNeill of the 500 block of N. Kenwood Ave. and Damon Holmes of the 1300 block of N. Patterson Park Ave. They were being held without bail at the Central Booking and Intake Center.

The second victim, Ralph Joseph Dixon Jr., 26, was found shot to death before 1 a.m. at his home in the 600 block of Queensgate Road in Southwest Baltimore. Police said the man's nephew said he found the body in the basement after he arrived home.

"The nephew got home sometime after midnight and found the living room in disarray," said Cook-Hayes. "He called out for his uncle, but got no answer and searched the house for him."

Dixon died of gunshot wounds to the head and torso, Cook-Hayes said. No sign of forced entry was found, and police knew of no motive or suspects in the case, she said.

Pub Date: 11/16/97

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