Shooting victim's car found in city

two men in custody

Edmondson Village man was found dead Sunday on steps of a rowhouse

February 04, 2003|By Del Quentin Wilber | Del Quentin Wilber,SUN STAFF

A 67-year-old West Baltimore man's car was found yesterday, a day after the man was discovered fatally shot on the steps of a city rowhouse, police said.

Officers stopped the white Buick Skylark about 10:30 a.m. at Fulton and Riggs avenues in West Baltimore, Detective Vernon Parker said.

Two men in the car were taken into police custody and were being questioned last night about the death of Hughey David Chisholm Jr. of the 800 block of N. Woodington Road in Edmondson Village.

It is unclear what happened to Chisholm after he left home about 2:30 p.m. Sunday in his Skylark to visit his favorite bar, the Wooden Nickel in East Baltimore.

An hour later, three young brothers saw Chisholm lying on the steps of a rowhouse in the 2300 block of Orem Ave. in Northwest Baltimore. Chisholm had been shot in the chest, and his car was missing, police said.

Family members yesterday recalled Chisholm as a man who loved to watch sports on television.

"He loved watching anything with a ball in it," said his wife, Carol, 60.

Chisholm was born in Chester, S.C., and moved with his family to Baltimore during his teen-age years. He graduated from Dunbar High School in 1956, and worked at a local steel mill and sold cars. He retired from Fox Chevrolet five years ago, his wife said.

Chisholm loved cars -- he owned a Mercedes, a Jaguar and the Skylark -- and enjoyed traveling overseas, his wife said. Two weeks ago, Chisholm and his wife returned from Brazil, where they had spent 10 days sightseeing.

"He wanted to see what the rest of the world was doing," his wife said.

A viewing will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Vaughn Greene Funeral Home, 4905 York Road.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at New Pilgrim Baptist Church, 629 N. Washington St.

Chisholm is survived by a son, Caprizio, of Baltimore; a stepson, Kenneth Burton, of Baltimore; and nine grandchildren.

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