Newspaper carrier remains in hospital after being shot

June 18, 2000|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

A 34-year-old newspaper carrier for The Sun remained in stable condition at Maryland General Hospital yesterday after being shot while delivering papers.

Edwin Jerome Jones, 34, of Cockeysville, was shot in the arm as he delivered papers early Friday in the Clifton Park neighborhood of Northeast Baltimore.

Police said yesterday that they were continuing their search for the gunman.

Jones was in his car shortly after 4 a.m. when he was approached by an armed teen-ager who, according to police, yelled "Hold it, hold it. Don't move your car."

When Jones got in and began to drive away, he was shot once through the front window.

The bullet struck Jones' right arm and traveled into his upper right chest. He drove himself to Maryland General Hospital.

Jones, who has worked for The Sun for nearly eight years, said he's glad to be alive.

The Sun is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction. Anyone with information should call Metro Crime Stoppers at 410-276-8888.

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