A man was arrested yesterday and charged with first-degree...


December 29, 1997|By From staff reports

A man was arrested yesterday and charged with first-degree murder in a slaying late Saturday in East Baltimore, police said.

Homicide Detective Albert Marcus said Dante Knight, 19, of the 2500 block of E. Fairmount Ave. and his assailant spoke for several minutes before Knight was fatally shot in the head about 11: 46 p.m. in the 500 block of N. Rose St. Marcus said LaShawn Robinson, 18, of the 200 block of N. Milton Ave., a witness, was shot in the upper back and was treated at Johns Hopkins Hospital and released.

James Meshach Lomax, 23, of the 400 block of N. Milton was arrested about 6 p.m. yesterday and charged with first-degree murder and attempted murder.

20-year-old man dies of gunshot wound

A 20-year-old man died early yesterday of a gunshot wound he suffered late Saturday night in Southwest Baltimore, police said.

Detective Greg Mac Gillivary said police responded to a report of a shooting in the 2100 block of Booth St. about 11 p.m. Saturday. They found Troy Harrison of the 3900 block of W. Northern Parkway lying in the street and bleeding from a gunshot wound to the upper torso.

Mac Gillivary said no arrest had been made and a motive was unknown.

Boy, 13, critical after shooting accident

A 13-year-old boy was listed in critical condition today after being shot by a relative toying with a rifle inside a Southwest Baltimore dwelling last night. Their names were not available, said a police spokeswoman.

Police Agent Angelique Cook-Hayes said the victim and his 17-year-old cousin were in a townhouse in the 100 block of Thomas Guidera Court about 9: 30 p.m. yesterday when a .22 rifle the older boy was handling discharged, striking the 13-year-old in the chest. Cook-Hayes said the older boy fled the house and ran into a woods, where police were searching for him last night. Cook-Hayes said the wounded youth was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center and underwent surgery for a bullet wound of the chest.

Pub Date: 12/29/97

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