A Baltimore Housing Authority police officer who was shot...

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November 15, 1998|By From staff reports

ROSEDALE — A Baltimore Housing Authority police officer who was shot Friday night while moonlighting as a restaurant security guard was released yesterday from the Maryland Shock Trauma Center.

City police said the officer, Eric Slaughter, 35, was wounded in the right arm and right leg about 8: 15 p.m. at a Wendy's restaurant in the 900 block of McCulloh St.

Slaughter, who was not in uniform, was wounded after responding to an employee's call for help behind the restaurant near an outdoor walk-in freezer, said Sgt. Scott Rowe, a police spokesman. He was unable to say yesterday whether more than one person was involved in the shooting or why the employee called for help.

Police car chasing suspect hits house; 2 officers injured

A police car, speeding the wrong way on a one-way street while chasing a running suspect, crashed into a rowhouse in the 2500 block of Druid Hill Ave., injuring two officers.

City police said Officer Craig Williams and his passenger, Officer Larry Brunt, were driving north on Druid Hill Avenue at 7: 45 p.m. yesterday, in pursuit of John Diggs, 23, of the 2500 block of W. DTC Baltimore St., when their 1998 Ford Mustang ran into the side of the house. That section of Druid Hill Avenue is one-way southbound.

"Apparently, Williams lost control of his vehicle," said Sgt. Scott Rowe, a department spokesman.

Diggs was taken into custody by other police officers and charged with stealing a 1993 Subaru, Rowe said.

Brunt was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where he was listed in stable condition with a concussion, Rowe said. Williams was treated at University of Maryland Hospital for a knee injury and released.

ROSEDALE -- A 1 1/2 -story apartment-bar complex in the 8700 block of Philadelphia Road in Rosedale was destroyed by fire Friday, leaving six families homeless and two firefighters with minor injuries, Baltimore County fire officials said.

The fire, of unknown origin, damaged several apartments and the Rossville Saloon.

Firefighters fought the blaze for 2 1/2 hours, until about 1 p.m. yesterday, said Firefighter John Hunt. He did not know the names of the firefighters or the residents.

Pub Date: 11/15/98

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