City/County Digest

City/County Digest

March 10, 2003|By From staff reports

In Baltimore City

Police investigating killing as possible case of self-defense

A man was fatally shot in a house in the 2100 block of Boyd St. in West Baltimore early yesterday, and police said they and the state's attorney's office are investigating the incident as a possible case of self-defense.

Tyrone Lewis, 26, of the 2100 block of Lyndhurst Ave. was one of two men who broke down the front door of a house about 6:50 a.m. and confronted the owner and his wife in a rear bedroom, police said.

The owner, whom police declined to name, fired a .38- caliber handgun at the intruders, hitting Lewis in the chest. Lewis was taken by ambulance to Maryland Shock Trauma, where he died. The other man was being sought.

Man is fatally stabbed while trying to aid woman

A good Samaritan going to the aid of a woman being assaulted by her boyfriend on a Pigtown street last night was fatally stabbed by the man, police said.

Martan David Brooks, 33, of the 1300 block of Carroll St. was walking near his home about 5:40 p.m. when he saw a man he knew assaulting the woman and attempted to intervene, said Detective Kenny Welsh. When Brooks tried to separate the two, Welsh said, the man stabbed him once in the chest with a knife. Welsh said the couple fled and were being sought.

Welsh said Brooks was taken by ambulance to Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where he died shortly after 6 p.m. Anyone knowing the couple's whereabouts is urged to call Welsh at 410-396-2100.

Middle Easterners' attitudes about U.S. is topic of lecture

The president of the Arab American Institute will give a lecture today at Loyola College about Middle Easterners' attitudes toward the United States.

James Zogby and others at the institute interviewed 3,800 Arabs shortly after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks about their lives, hopes and feelings about other countries, including the United States. Zogby has addressed the United Nations, U.S. House of Representatives and Senate committees and is the author of the book What Arabs Think: Values, Beliefs and Concerns. The Arab American Institute, based in Washington, works to empower Arab-Americans by voter registration and education.

The lecture, at 5:30 p.m. in McGuire Hall in the 4500 block of N. Charles St., is free. A question-and-answer period and book signing will follow. Information: 410-617-5138.

March 28 is the final day for Artscape applications

Visual artists who want to participate in Artscape 2003 must submit their materials and applications by March 28.

Anyone who wants to enter exhibits in the Model Home, Outdoor Sculpture, and the 10th annual Art Car Show must send up to five slides, supporting materials and completed application form to:

CityArts -- Community Arts Projects Grants, Baltimore Office of Promotion & the Arts, 7 E. Redwood St., Suite 500, Baltimore 21202.

Artscape 2003 will be held July 25-27 in Bolton Hill. Information: 410-752-8632.

In Baltimore County

Two councilmen to hold public meetings this week

Two Baltimore County Council members have scheduled town meetings with constituents this week.

Democrat John Olszewski Sr. will hold his first 7th District town meeting of 2003 at 6:30 p.m. today at North Point Library, 1716 Merritt Blvd. in Dundalk. Tomorrow, Republican T. Bryan McIntire will meet with constituents from the 3rd District from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the cafeteria of Hereford High School, 17301 York Road in Parkton.

At both meetings, the public will have an opportunity to discuss community issues. Representatives from county government will answer residents' questions.

Police community facilities to be topic of cable TV show

TOWSON -- The Baltimore County Police Department cable television program that begins airing today will look at several community-based facilities used by the department.

The show, which will be broadcast through April 4, also will focus on deception burglaries and other crimes against the elderly. Officer Betty Dewey, a community outreach officer in Essex, will talk about the police outpost at the Greens apartment complex, and Sgt. Ralph Donahoe from the Dundalk precinct will talk about the police storefront facility in a shopping center on Shipping Place.

The program is aired four times a week on Comcast Channel 25 in Baltimore County at 8:30 p.m. Mondays, 7 p.m. Tuesdays, and 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays and Fridays.

Insurance agency official will meet with consumers

TOWSON -- A representative of the Maryland Insurance Administration will be in Towson from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today to answer consumers' questions.

The representative will take questions about insurance coverage and filing complaints against insurance companies. Consumer education materials will be available. The session will be held at Hampton Plaza, Suite 1A, 300 E. Joppa Road.

Information: 800-492-6116 or 800-735-2258 for the hearing impaired.

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