Boy, 15, is fatally shot in College Creek Terrace

911 caller reported hearing gunfire at public housing

September 10, 2001|By Richard Irwin | Richard Irwin,SUN STAFF

Annapolis police are investigating the shooting death of a 15-year-old boy early yesterday in a public housing development less than a mile west of the State House.

Police said the victim, Timothy Lee Sembly Jr., was shot in the back about 3 a.m. while talking to an unknown assailant on a street in College Creek Terrace.

According to Officer Eric Crane, a city police spokesman, a 911 caller reported hearing gunshots about 3 a.m. But officers responding to the site in the first block of College Creek Terrace near Clay Street found nothing, he said. About 15 minutes later, police received a report that a victim from a shooting on College Creek Terrace was being treated in the emergency room at Anne Arundel Medical Center.

Crane said the victim had been driven to the hospital by a friend and died about 3:15 a.m.

The youth's last known address was in the 400 block of Captains Circle in the Admiral Oaks Apartments, in the Bestgate Terrace community, Crane said.

Detective Sgt. Greg Kirchner said Sembly was not attending school and was not employed.

Kirchner said motive for the shooting was not known.

Anyone with information on the shooting was asked to call Detective James Bryant at 410-349-0217.

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