Youth, 17, charged in shooting near school victim, 18, fell in field during football game

October 11, 1998|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

A 17-year-old Northeast Baltimore youth was charged in a warrant yesterday in the Thursday afternon shooting of a teen-ager near the football field at Lake Clifton-Eastern High School.

Bobby Larry Saunders of the 3100 block of Ravenwood Ave. was charged as an adult with attempted first-degree murder, a felony handgun violation, assault and possession of a deadly weapon on school property.

Jason Crowthers, 18, of the 3300 block of Lyndale Ave. was shot in what police described as an ambush . After being struck once in the right thigh, Crowthers ran onto the field, where he collapsed during a junior varsity game, police said.

He was treated at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Robert W. Weinhold Jr., a police spokesman, said four or five shots were fired by one of two people who apparently were hiding in woods east of the field.

"We believe the genesis of the shooting was a neighborhood dispute," Weinhold said.

Saunders was being sought yesterday, and police said investigators are trying to identify the second person involved.

Pub Date: 10/11/98

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