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

Regional Digest

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.

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.


CENTREVILLE -- A 35-year-old Queen Anne's County woman was killed and three people were injured early yesterday morning when the car they were traveling in collided with a truck on Route 301 in Queen Anne's.

The truck, driven by Jerry Lee Beck, 41, of Daytona, Fla., hit the back of a Ford Explorer driven by Crystal Lynn Secrist, 25, of the 11000 block of Kitty Road in Cordova as the Explorer changed lanes to enter the welcome center at Hayden Road, state police said.

State police investigators said Jocelyn L. Kellum of the 1100 block of Damsontown Road in Queen Anne's was thrown from the sport utility vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene. Michael Crawford Vonville, 33, of the 14000 block of Cedar Lane in Greensboro in Caroline County, was flown to Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where he was listed in serious condition. The other passengers, Brandon C. Secrist, 5, and Karen E. Secrist, 3, were treated and released from various hospitals. State police did not have information on the condition of another passenger, Michael Lee Clough, 30.

Pub Date: 11/15/98

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