Baltimore man charged in carjacking, fatal shooting of unlicensed cabdriver

February 05, 2003|By Del Quentin Wilber | Del Quentin Wilber,SUN STAFF

A 22-year-old Northwest Baltimore man was charged yesterday with first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of an unlicensed taxi driver during a weekend carjacking, police said.

Gerard Moore of the 2900 block of Parkwood Ave. was being held without bail yesterday at the city jail in the death of Hughey David Chisholm, 67, of West Baltimore.

Police said Chisholm left his house in the 800 block of N. Woodington Road about 3 p.m. Sunday in his Buick Skylark and was found dead a half-hour later in the 2300 block of Orem Ave., shot in the chest.

Detective Vernon Parker said that Chisholm was operating an unlicensed taxicab, known as a hack, and picked up a customer on North Avenue.

Parker said a customer shot Chisholm during a robbery, pushed him out of the car and drove away.

About 10:30 a.m. Monday, police stopped the Skylark in the 1200 block of N. Fulton Ave.

Parker said Moore was driving the car and taken into custody. Police said a passenger in the car when Moore was arrested was not involved in the homicide.

During a search of the car, detectives found a bullet that might be the one that killed Chisholm, police said.

In 1999, Moore pleaded guilty to armed robbery and handgun possession in a carjacking and served about three years in prison, court records show.

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