NAACP seeks U.S. inquiry into shooting

October 12, 1999|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

NAACP President Kweisi Mfume said last night he will seek a federal investigation of the fatal shooting last week of a 21-year-old man by Baltimore police.

Mfume has called a news conference for 10 a.m. today at National Association for the Advancement of Colored People headquarters, 4805 Mount Hope Drive.

Larry Hubbard of Baltimore was shot in the head Thursday during a struggle with Officers Robert J. Quick Jr. and Barry W. Hamilton.

Police said Hamilton shot Hubbard when he tried to grab Quick's gun.

Witnesses said the officers beat Hubbard and shot him as he pleaded for his life.

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