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April 12, 1999|By From staff reports

In Baltimore City

Balto. County man is fatally shot sitting in car in Pimlico area

A 19-year-old Baltimore County man was fatally shot early yesterday in the Pimlico section of Northwest Baltimore, police said.

Detective Scott Serio said Eduardo Zapata Aquas of Woodlawn was seated in a Lexus parked in the 5200 block of Elmer Ave. near West Belvedere Avenue about 1 a.m. when he was shot multiple times. Serio said Aquas was pronounced dead at the scene by the crew of a Baltimore Fire Department ambulance.

Police had no suspect and knew of no motive for the slaying.

Author to discuss children at Family Tree program

Naomi Haines Griffith, author and speaker on family issues, will discuss "Nurturing Empathy in Children" at Family Tree's Sara Mandell Memorial Lecture Hall at 7 p.m. tomorrow, at Pleasant View Gardens, 201 Aisquith St.

Family Tree, a Baltimore-based statewide child abuse prevention agency, is seeking volunteer mentors able to work two hours a week with teen parents, providing parent education and helping them build self-esteem and motivation to complete high school.

Information: 410-889-2300.

Jury convicts disc jockey of fatal shootings at club

A Baltimore jury convicted a disc jockey Friday of fatally shooting two men and wounding a third inside a West Baltimore after-hours club more than a year ago.

Sentencing was set for May 25 for Mark Joseph Hollingsworth, 24, of the 4000 block of Edgewood Road in West Baltimore, who was found guilty of first- and second-degree murder and first-degree assault.

After getting into a fight at the club where he worked in the 900 block of W. Baltimore St. on Jan. 18, 1998, Hollingsworth fired into a crowd of about 100 people. Killed were David Delroy Jones, 20, of the first block of N. Stricker St. and Charles Hemingway, 27, of the 1100 block of Stockton St.

In Baltimore County

Randallstown man killed when car collides with truck

MARRIOTTSVILLE -- A Randallstown man died and another Baltimore County resident was injured when their vehicles collided yesterday on Marriottsville Road in Carroll County, state police at Westminster reported.

Police said Robert G. McCray Jr., 51, of the 3000 block of Shanton Road was driving a 1996 Chevrolet Geo Metro north near the county line about 5: 30 p.m. when he crossed the double yellow line and collided with a southbound 1989 Chevrolet S-10 pickup truck driven by Charles G. Boyce, 62, of the 10000 block of Davis Ave., Woodstock.

Police said McCray died at Northwest Hospital Center and Boyce was in fair condition at Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore.

Police dog unit is seeking German shepherds for duty

TOWSON -- Baltimore County Police Department is seeking German shepherds for assignments with the K-9 Unit.

The dogs must be purebred males, 18 months to 3 years old, in good physical condition and able to meet the rigors of an extensive training program. The dogs must be donated to the department.

Anyone interested should call 410-887-0870 during regular business hours.

Balto. County asks residents not to bag grass clippings

Baltimore County officials are encouraging residents in the greater Catonsville, Woodlawn and Windsor Mill Road corridors to stop bagging grass clippings for collection.

Residents are being asked to let their lawns grow high and to let grass clippings remain on their lawns.

A similar effort last year targeted Towson and Timonium and resulted in a savings of $24,000 in costs to collect clippings. Information: 410-887-3188.

Poet-author Nikki Giovanni to lecture at Towson

TOWSON -- Acclaimed poet and author Nikki Giovanni will lecture Wednesday at Towson University.

Giovanni, who has published a number of books, poems and essays, is scheduled to speak at 8 p.m. in Stephens Hall Auditorium. The speech will be followed by a question-answer session and a reception.

Pub Date: 4/12/99

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