Three fatally shot in city

Separate shootings wound 3 others in Baltimore yesterday

Dispute, robbery attempt

Neighborhood vows to continue to fight drug-related crime

March 27, 2000|By Kurt Streeter | Kurt Streeter,SUN STAFF

City police are investigating separate shootings in which three people were killed, including a woman outside a popular Northwest Baltimore nightclub, and three others wounded yesterday.

The latest shooting, which was nonfatal, occurred about 3: 20 a.m. yesterday in the 5900 block of Schering Road, near Moore's Run Park, where James Fahie, 19, was shot in the back with a sawed-off shotgun as he fled an attempted robbery, police said.

Fahie, who lives in the block in which he was shot, was in fair condition yesterday at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, a hospital spokeswoman said.

About 2: 20 a.m., a woman was killed and a man wounded as they sat in a 1998 Lincoln in the parking lot of Five Mile House, a nightspot in the 5300 block of Reisterstown Road, said Sgt. Ernest Anderson of the homicide unit.

Robin Renae Jackson, 33, of the 1900 block of E. Belvedere Ave. was shot multiple times and died at the scene, Anderson said.

Roland K. Cox, of the 3900 block of Kimble Road was in stable condition at Sinai Hospital, Anderson said.

Anderson said a handgun was used in the incident. He said the victims had gotten into an argument inside the bar earlier Sunday. He said police did not know what the argument was about.

Shortly after midnight, two unidentified men were fatally shot and a woman wounded in the 1300 block of N. Washington St., a block west of Collington Square, Anderson said.

The men died of multiple gunshot wounds at the scene.

The woman, who was standing with the men, suffered gunshot wounds to the upper body and was in serious condition yesterday at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Anderson said. Her identity was being withheld by police, pending notification of her family.

The Washington Street shootings occurred in an area of East Baltimore that is working to rebuild itself.

"There have been a lot of shots fired in this area in the past few months," said Ella Durant, head of the Collington Square Neighborhood Association. "Generally, it's drug-related, and it's unfortunate because we have a lot of good, hard-working, honest people who live in this community."

Durant said the killings showed the need for police and the community, which has worked to rehabilitate its housing stock and provide social services to residents over the past few years, to be more vigilant.

"We are coming together in this neighborhood in some great ways," said Durant, who leads residents on walks at night through the community as a means of deterring crime. "But we need to do better, and we want the police to crack down on the people on the drug corners that are causing problems."

Agent Angelique Cook-Hayes, a police spokeswoman, said that as of Friday, 59 people had been officially reported slain in Baltimore this year.

Elsewhere in Maryland, two bodies were found Saturday in secluded areas in Prince George's County and authorities suspect foul play.

The first body was found about 2: 30 p.m. in a creek surrounded by woods near the 11900 block of Brandywine Road in Clinton, said Cpl. Diane Richardson of the Prince George's County police.

Richardson said the body appeared to be that of a woman and had been in the creek for several days.

The body was taken to the state medical examiner's office in Baltimore for identification and an autopsy.

Later Saturday afternoon, a group of youths walking in woods near the 4500 block of Wheeler Road in Oxon Hill found skeletal remains, Richardson said. The remains were sent to the medical examiner for identification and to determine the cause of death.

Richardson said police believe foul play was involved in both cases.

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