Police seek motive in fatal shooting of Sun employee

October 12, 1999|By Laurie Willis | Laurie Willis,SUN STAFF

Larry J. Dabney was no stranger to work. For years, he has helped run several family beauty salons in Baltimore. Since December, he has worked at The Sun's Glen Burnie warehouse, and he was considering getting a third job.

Dabney, 40, of Owings Mills was leaving a friend's house to return to work at the newspaper warehouse when he was fatally shot about 11: 30 p.m. Friday in the 4500 block of Homer Ave.

Police had not determined a motive in the shooting.

Mike Heid, assistant home delivery manager at The Sun's Glen Burnie warehouse, said Dabney was an excellent worker. "He was top-notch," Heid said. "We're offering full support to the family. Whatever we can do to help."

Dabney graduated from Walbrook Senior High School in the mid-1970s. Among his hobbies were basketball, pinochle, chess and swimming. "He just loved having fun," said Mildred, his fiancee.

A funeral is planned for 11 a.m. Friday at St. Ambrose Roman Catholic Church, 4504 Park Heights Ave.

In addition to his fiancee, he is survived by his children, Tinesha Dabney-Martin, 22, Gerald Fowlkes, 19, and TaKia McCray, 18; his parents, William Dabney Sr. and Lillie Dabney; his brothers, William Dabney Jr., Donald Dabney and Darryl Dabney; and a sister, Diania Dabney, all of Baltimore.

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