Annapolis youth charged with murder in shooting of teen...

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January 17, 2001

Annapolis youth charged with murder in shooting of teen

County police have obtained an arrest warrant charging a 17-year-old Annapolis youth with murder in the shooting of a 15-year-old boy in Severn late Friday.

Detectives obtained a warrant Monday identifying LoMichael Delvon Booze as the suspect. Police said Booze, whose last known address was in the 700 block of Newtowne Drive, was considered armed and dangerous.

The victim, Alexander Henderson, 15, of the 1800 block of Chatfield Terrace in Severn, died Saturday morning at Maryland Shock Trauma Center, police said.

Another teen was shot and two others were beaten during what police described as an armed robbery late Friday night outside a house at Jacobs Road and Stillmeadows Drive in the Seven Oaks neighborhood.

As a precaution, police did not disclose the names of the other victims.

Another suspect was arrested this week. Police said Sidney Jacob Beatty, 16, of the 1700 block of Richfield Drive in Severn, was being held in the county detention center on Jennifer Road on three counts of armed robbery and four counts of assault. Bail was set at $500,000.

Anyone with information about the killing or Booze's whereabouts is asked to call 911 or police at 410-222-3456.

Suspended sentence given man for sex offense

A Severn man accused of taking sexually explicit photos of a 16-year-old girl and his girlfriend that appeared on the Internet pleaded guilty yesterday to a fourth-degree sex offense.

Gregory I. Mills, 28, of the 7900 block of Telegraph Road was given a one-year suspended sentence by county Circuit Judge Clayton Greene Jr. and ordered to serve a year of probation with counseling. He also was told to pay restitution of $1,392, a co-payment for the cost of the girl's counseling.

Mills' girlfriend, Shannon M. Jones, 21, of the same address, pleaded guilty to a fourth-degree sex offense in October. She was accused of getting the girl drunk and engaging in sexual activities with her in early 1999. She has not been sentenced.

A criminal investigation of the incident started after the teen-ager heard there were photographs of her and a woman in the shower posted on the Internet.

Rowhouse blaze displaces occupants of 2 apartments

County fire officials were investigating yesterday the cause of a rowhouse blaze in Brooklyn Park Monday afternoon that displaced the occupants of two apartments and caused an estimated $45,000 in damage.

No one was injured in the fire in the 5200 block of Brookwood Road, but a pet cat died and firefighters used oxygen to revive another one, said Division Chief John M. Scholz, a Fire Department spokesman.

A 21-year-old pregnant woman and her three young children escaped from their first-floor department. A 19-year-old woman living on the second floor also got out safely, authorities said.

Scholz said the fire began in a second-floor bedroom. The cause did not seem suspicious, he said.

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