Man killed in Baltimore shooting men arrested nearby in knife fight

March 29, 1998|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

More than a dozen police cars converged last night on a Barclay intersection where a young man was shot to death and an officer fired shots to arrest a knife-wielding suspect nearby in an apparently unrelated incident, authorities said.

An unidentified police officer responding to the shooting in the 400 block of E. 20th St. saw two men fighting on a nearby sidewalk, one of them with a knife, according to a preliminary account from police homicide Detective Albert Marcus.

After the gunfire, as spectators gathered, officers called for help in maintaining order at the intersection of Barclay and 20th streets. The crowd dispersed, and there were no problems, police said.

The homicide victim, who was shot in the head, was not immediately identified by the police. But a woman called to the scene by a family friend said she believed it was her brother-in-law, a 21-year-old Cherry Hill man who was visiting a friend in the neighborhood.

Pub Date: 3/29/98

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