Man charged with attempted murder of Baltimore officer in Charles Village

March 16, 1998|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

A man has been charged with the attempted murder of a police officer, who was beaten and robbed of her service weapon while on patrol Saturday evening, police said yesterday.

Donald Crudup, 35, of the 2200 block of N. Calvert St. was charged with the attempted murder of Officer Gina Cannon, 30, after she stopped to question him in an alley in Charles Village about 5: 30 p.m., police said.

Police said Cannon was suspicious of a man trying to get into a Cadillac parked in the alley behind the 2300 block of N. Charles St. When she started to question him, he pulled out a handgun and began beating her about the head and face, police said.

During the attack, the man took Cannon's service weapon, police said.

Two hours later, police arrested Crudup in the 100 block of E. 22nd St., but neither weapon was recovered.

Police believe that Crudup assaulted a 78-year-old woman about 5 p.m. Saturday in her home in the 2000 block of St. Paul St. and took her car keys.

They said he was trying to get into the woman's car when Cannon spotted him.

Police said Crudup was charged with robbery, burglary and assault in the home-invasion incident.

Cannon was treated at Maryland Shock Trauma Center and released, police said.

Pub Date: 3/16/98

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