Man released from hospital after surviving abduction, shooting, being hit by a vehicle

January 21, 2003|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

A 22-year-old city man was released from the hospital yesterday after being shot in the head, abducted and robbed Sunday night in Northwest Baltimore and then struck by a vehicle while trying to flag down several cars for help, Baltimore County police said.

Horace Davis of the 2600 block W. Belvedere Ave. was released from Maryland Shock Trauma Center after an ordeal that started about 9 p.m. Sunday while on his way home from work at Arundel Mills mall, police said.

A county police spokesman said Davis told police that he had just stepped off a Maryland Transit Administration bus at Falls Road and Smith Avenue when two men wearing black hoods approached in a black utility van and asked for the time.

Davis told police the passenger pulled a revolver and ordered him into the van where he was robbed of $5.

Police said Davis was dumped out of the van a few miles away, in the 6600 block of Falls Road near Robert E. Lee Park, and was ordered to lie in the roadway. Davis was shot at twice, with one bullet hitting him in the head, police said.

After the men drove off, Davis told police he started walking along Falls Road where he tried to flag down several vehicles. Davis was struck by one vehicle, and the impact caused the windshield to shatter, police said.

County police are continuing to investigate the shooting and to search for the two men in the van.

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