Gun buyback in Annapolis yields 132 weapons A gun...

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April 23, 2000|By Staff reports

Gun buyback in Annapolis yields 132 weapons

A gun buyback program in Annapolis yesterday yielded more than 130 weapons, police said.

The buyback, which offered $50 per gun, exceeded expectations, said Lt. Robert E. Beans. Police bought 90 handguns and 42 rifles.

Police ran out of their $3,000 allotment in the morning at the Eastport Fire Hall and had to give people vouchers for their weapons, to be redeemed at a later date, Beans said.

A buyback earlier this month, with federal grants, yielded 27 handguns and 165 rifles. Alderman Cynthia A. Carter has proposed organizing a buyback for toy guns, which she says contribute to a culture of violence.

In Baltimore County

County man, 41, killed by hit-and-run driver

A Baltimore County man died after being struck by a hit-and-run driver at 2 a.m. yesterday on Pulaski Highway east of Middle River Road, Baltimore County police said.

David Casper Lewis III, 41, of the 800 block of King Henry Circle,was struck by a small to mid-size vehicle as he was crossing Pulaski Highway. He died at the scene, police said.

Police said the vehicle was a red Chrysler, probably with windshield damage and a missing front headlight. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call county police at 410-887-2198.

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