In Baltimore City Disabled man, 26, fatally shot as he...

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April 29, 2002|By From staff reports

In Baltimore City

Disabled man, 26, fatally shot as he sits in wheelchair

A disabled man who used a wheelchair for mobility was fatally shot early Saturday in East Baltimore, and police said yesterday that no arrest had been made and a motive was unknown.

Anthony S. Brooks, 26, of the 500 block of E. Preston St. was seated in his wheelchair in the 1300 block of N. Montford Ave. in the Broadway East community about 2 a.m. when he was shot multiple times by an unknown assailant, police said.

Eastern District officers arrived to find Brooks lying dead on the pavement. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Paul Kidd at 410-396- 2100.

Information sought in killing of Charles Village resident

A Charles Village resident who was shot Saturday night at the wheel of a vehicle on a street in the nearby Barclay neighborhood died yesterday evening at Johns Hopkins Hospital, city police reported.

Maurice Chambers, 37, of the first block of W. 24th St. was seated alone in his Jeep in the 500 block of E. 22nd St. about 10:15 p.m. when a gunman stood behind the soft-top vehicle and fired several shots, one of which hit Chambers in the head, said homicide Detective Frank Miller.

Chambers died at 6:35 p.m. without regaining consciousness, Miller said. The victim had been carrying $1,500 in cash from an insurance settlement - money that was not taken, Miller said.

No arrest had been made and a motive was unknown. Anyone with information is asked to call Miller at 410-396-2100.

In Anne Arundel

8 escape unhurt as fire extensively damages house

BROOKLYN PARK - Eight occupants escaped without injury yesterday afternoon as fire extensively damaged their two-story frame home in Brooklyn Park, the Anne Arundel County Fire Department reported.

The fire, reported at 4:45 p.m., apparently began in the basement of the home in the 4500 block of Ritchie Highway, said fire Lt. George Wiseman, adding that an 18-year-old man helped a girl, 7, safely through a second-floor window as smoke and flames filled the house.

Wiseman said 35 firefighters from five county stations brought the fire under control in about 30 minutes, and the cause remained under investigation.

In Montgomery County

Autopsy set for today on body of WJLA's Solly

SILVER SPRING - An autopsy is to be performed today on the body of Dale Solly, winner of six Emmy awards and a veteran news reporter and anchorman at WJLA-TV (Channel 7) in Washington, who was found dead Saturday on the deck of his Silver Spring home.

Solly, 53, an avid jogger, was found dead about 3:30 p.m. by his girlfriend after he failed to arrive at her birthday party, said Derek Baliles, a Montgomery County police spokesman.

No sign of foul play was found, and it appeared that Solly died of natural causes, the spokesman said, adding that he was wearing jogging clothes. Baliles said Solly was a divorced father of two daughters and that the children were with their mother during the weekend.

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