A man was shot to death late last night on an East...


September 23, 1998|By From staff reports

TOWSON — A man was shot to death late last night on an East Baltimore street, and homicide detectives were interviewing witnesses at police headquarters early today in an effort to identify the gunman and learn a motive for the shooting.

Police said the victim, whose name was withheld pending notification of family members, was in the 2900 block of E. Preston St. near North Curley Street about 11: 50 p.m. when a gunman shot him once in the head.

Police said the victim was pronounced dead at the scene by the crew of a city Fire Department ambulance and his body was taken to the state medical examiner's office for an autopsy.

Teen-ager arrested in wounding of toddler

A teen-ager was arrested yesterday in connection with the shooting Monday night of a 2-year-old boy who was grazed by a stray bullet while sitting on the steps of his West Baltimore rowhouse, police said.

Police said the teen-ager and another man were arguing with two other men in the 1500 block of N. Carey St. about 10: 30 p.m. when the shooting occurred. Damion Allen of the 1500 block of N. Carey St. suffered a graze wound to the right shoulder and was treated at University of Maryland Medical Center, police said.

Antoine Prentice Grays, 17, of the 3600 block of Cottage Ave. was charged as an adult with first-degree attempted murder, police said. They said they believe the man who was with Grays was the shooter, and he is being sought.

100 residents to receive $3,000 grants to buy homes

Housing officials launched a program yesterday under which 100 city residents will get $3,000 grants to purchase homes.

The Buy Baltimore program will offer 20 homes in each of five neighborhoods. The program is sponsored by the Fannie Mae Foundation, real estate professionals, the Live Baltimore Marketing Center and the city's HomeOwnership Institute.

Information: 410-396-3124.

Three women rescued from smoke-filled house

Two Central District police officers rushed into a smoke-filled, three-story rowhouse yesterday afternoon in West Baltimore and rescued three women.

Officer Ben Harvin said he saw smoke coming from a window of the house in the 1800 block of Division St. about 10: 30 a.m. He and Officer Gary Lewis went inside, ran to the second floor and rescued Jennice Gardner, 26, who was asleep, and Donetta Fulton, 22. Harvin re-entered the house and rescued an unidentified woman from the first floor.

"There was a lot of smoke," Harvin said. "I could hardly see. I wasn't thinking about anything but getting the people out." No injuries were reported and the Fire Department extinguished the fire, which was caused by a burning pot of food on a stove, in minutes.

TOWSON -- County fire officials said yesterday that playing with matches may have started a fire last week that killed a 4-year-old Baltimore Highlands boy.

"It appears the child was playing with matches in the bedroom," said Battalion Chief Mark Hubbard, spokesman for the Fire Department. "There were smokers in the house, there were matches nearby -- and no other cause that was present."

The fire early Friday afternoon in the 3000 block of Alabama Ave. killed Scotty Tilghman, seriously injured his 16-year-old brother and burned out the top floor of the family's two-story house.

County school board to vote on $77.6 million budget


TOWSON -- The county school board tonight is expected to vote on a $77.6 million capital budget plan for the 1999-2000 school year, at a meeting where board members will face tough decisions on school repairs.

The board will meet briefly in open session at 5 p.m. and move into closed session to discuss personnel matters. It will resume its public meeting at approximately 7 p.m. to take up the capital budget.

The meeting will be held at the Educational Support Services Building on Greenwood Campus, 6901 Charles St.

Pub Date: 9/23/98

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