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Store owner shoots, kills man who enters grocery with shotgun

The owner of a Northeast Baltimore grocery store got a handgun from under the counter and fatally shot a shotgun-wielding robber yesterday, police said.

Agent Angelique Cook-Hayes, a police spokeswoman, said the gunman entered Clark's Grocery in the 3200 block of Chesterfield Ave. about 4 p.m. and demanded money and was shot at least once in the upper torso by Dong Yoon, 34.

Cook-Hayes said the gunman, whose name was not released pending positive identification, died about 5 p.m. at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. Detective Raynard Jones said Yoon was released after being interviewed. The shooting is to be reviewed by the city state's attorney's office.

Unidentified young man dies of gunshot wounds

An unidentified male about 18 years old was fatally shot in Southeast Baltimore early yesterday, police said.

Officers responding to a report of a man shot in the 200 block of Spring Court found the victim about 5: 15 a.m., lying between two parked cars and bleeding from gunshot wounds. He died about 6 a.m. at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Police recover heroin, guns, ammunition at warehouse

Police recovered 500 vials of heroin and a small cache of weapons and ammunition yesterday morning from a warehouse in the 2100 block of Edmondson Ave. in West Baltimore.

Estimated street value of the heroin is $6,000, police said. Weapons seized included a MAC-11 machine gun with silencer, a .40-caliber handgun and a .38-caliber handgun.

Officers A. C. Lee and Robert Crown made the find about 10: 30 a.m. while investigating a report from the owner of the warehouse, who complained that someone had mysteriously replaced one of the locks on the building.

Stolen city ambulance recovered on Fait Avenue

A Fire Department ambulance that was stolen about midnight Sunday at Church Hospital was recovered about 4 a.m. yesterday in Southeast Baltimore, said a spokesman for the department's emergency medical services.

Paul Zukowski, an EMS supervisor, said ambulance No. 22 was found by police in the 4000 block of Fait Ave., about two miles east of the hospital's emergency room entrance in the 100 block of S. Broadway. Nothing was missing from the ambulance, Zukowski said.

Police said the two-man ambulance crew left the Church Hospital emergency room about 12: 05 a.m. yesterday and discovered the ambulance missing. Zukowski said the incident is being investigated.

In Baltimore County

Officials seek cause of fire that burned Mace Ave. home

ESSEX -- Fire officials were seeking the cause of a fire that destroyed a home early yesterday.

The blaze began about 6: 20 a.m. at 800 Mace Ave., and 35 firefighters had it under control in a half-hour, said Lt. Robert Rossman of the county Fire Department. Rossman said three men who lived in the home were not injured. Damage was estimated at $90,000.

Magic show scheduled at two library branches

ESSEX -- A magic show will be performed at 2 p.m. tomorrow at the Essex library and at 7 p.m. at the Hereford library.

The Essex library is at 1110 Eastern Blvd., and the Hereford library is at 16940 York Road.

Information: Essex, 410-887- 0295; Hereford, 410-887-1919.

Pub Date: 7/27/99

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