Man, woman fatally shot in unrelated incidents

Baltimore police arrest suspect in one killing

March 13, 2000|By Richard Irwin | Richard Irwin,SUN STAFF

A man and a woman were killed in unrelated shootings in Baltimore yesterday, and police made an arrest in one of the slayings.

In the latest killing, a man dressed in black shot a 48-year-old woman in the back about 6 a.m. in the 2400 block of E. Biddle St., police said.

The victim staggered into a coin-operated laundry at East Biddle Street and North Montford Avenue and collapsed, police said. She was pronounced dead by a Fire Department ambulance crew.

The identity of the East Baltimore resident was withheld by police, pending notification of relatives.

Police said last night they knew of no motive and had no suspect.

About 2 a.m. yesterday, a man was shot in the chest during an argument that broke out between two men at a party in a house in the 1700 block of W. Pratt St. in the Old Southwest Baltimore community, police said.

Eddie Smith, 22, of the 200 block of N. Calhoun St. died about 2: 44 a.m. at Maryland Shock Trauma Center, police said.

They said the gunman fled, and a man who was at the party followed him north on Mount Street for several blocks to the 1500 block of N. Mount St., near Western District police station, and flagged down an officer, who arrested the gunman without incident.

Edward Nadel Mason, 56, was charged with first-degree murder and possession of a handgun in the commission of a felony, police said.

Mason, of the 3500 block of Essex Road, Woodmoor, Baltimore County, was being held without bail at Central Booking and Intake Center. A bail hearing was pending today.

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