In Baltimore City Second suspect in shooting of boy...

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May 04, 2001|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

In Baltimore City

Second suspect in shooting of boy arrested in New York

A second suspect in the shooting April 27 of a 2-year-old East Baltimore boy was arrested yesterday in New York, police said.

Samuel Larry Mumford, 19, of the 2300 block of Orleans St. was arrested by Baltimore police and New York and federal authorities at a friend's house in the 1800 block of Lexington Ave. in Manhattan. He is charged in a warrant with attempted first-degree murder. Police said Mumford was being held in New York pending arraignment and extradition to Baltimore.

The other suspect was arrested shortly after the shooting. Carlos Woods was hit by a stray bullet while reaching for a plastic cup on the front steps of his house in the 1800 block of N. Chapel St. He remained in serious condition yesterday at Johns Hopkins Children's Center, said a hospital spokeswoman.

Harford Co. fire volunteers to get Shock Trauma award

The Jarrettsville Volunteer Fire Company will be presented with a Maryland Shock Trauma Center Hero Award at 6 p.m. tomorrow in a ceremony at the Marriot Waterfront Hotel.

The Harford County company will be honored for helping to save two people involved in a head-on collision on Route 23 on May 7 last year. The trapped occupants of both vehicles had suffered life-threatening injuries and had to be extricated by firefighters. The rescue of one victim has been made into a video that is used to gain support for funding for Shock Trauma and emergency services. The brother of that victim has since joined the Jarrettsville company.

Shock Trauma presents two Hero Awards to fire agencies each year. This year's other winner is the Cumberland Fire Department.

Man, 23, dies after being shot in West Baltimore

A 23-year-old man was shot on a West Baltimore street Wednesday night, ran into an alley, collapsed and died later at a hospital, police said yesterday.

Robert Jackson of the 1900 block of Druid Hill Ave. was found about 11:10 p.m. in the alley in the 800 block of Vine St. by police responding to a call for a shooting. Police said he had been shot on the street and ran to the alley in back of several rowhouses.

Jackson was pronounced dead at 11:50 p.m. at Maryland Shock Trauma Center. Police said they knew of no motive and had no arrest in the killing, the second since Sunday on that street. Police said the incidents are not related.

Light Street library branch needs cleanup volunteers

The Enoch Pratt Free Library branch at 1251 Light St. has set its annual landscaping and beautification project for 9:30 a.m. tomorrow, rain or shine.

Volunteers are needed to help with planting, mulching and cleaning the library grounds.

Donations of plants are welcome, according to event organizers. A limited number of plants will be sold to raise money for future plantings. Information: 410-528- 2174.

In Baltimore County

Volunteer attorneys to aid seniors with legal matters

TOWSON - Volunteer attorneys will visit senior centers in Catonsville, Cockeysville and Essex on Wednesday to help the elderly with legal problems.

During the 90-minute visits, seniors will be able to ask questions and receive guidance on individual situations. Attorneys also will cover issues of concern to the elderly, including Medicare, Medicaid, wills, estates and nursing homes. The visit is part of the Maryland State Bar Association's Senior Law Day program.

Attorneys will be at the Catonsville center, 501 N. Rolling Road, at 10:30 a.m.; at Cockeysville, 10535 York Road, at 1 p.m.; and at Essex, 600 Dorsey Ave., at 1 p.m. Information: 410-685-7878 or 800-492-1964.

Eastpoint Mall to hold free kidney screenings

DUNDALK - The National Kidney Foundation of Maryland will offer a free screening as part of its Kidney Early Evaluation Program from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow in center court at Eastpoint Mall.

The screening identifies conditions that, if left untreated, could lead to kidney failure. Those with diabetes or hypertension are most at risk. Information: 410-494-8545.

College to hold workshop on divorce issues Tuesday

ESSEX - A free workshop on the personal, financial and legal issues associated with divorce will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Essex campus of the Community College of Baltimore County.

The workshop, sponsored by the college's Turning Point program, will be held in the E Building, Room 252, at 7201 Rossville Blvd. Information: 410-780-6440.

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