Regional Digest


April 21, 2003|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

In Anne Arundel

Authorities say victim in crash had been shot

CROFTON - A Crofton man who crashed his car into a tree early yesterday had been fatally shot, authorities said.

Aaron Kirk Howard, 33, of the 1800 block of Aberdeen Circle was pronounced dead at the scene after he was discovered in the driver's seat of an Oldsmobile in the 600 block of Admiral Drive, said county police.

Witnesses told police that they saw two men run from the car after it crossed the center line and hit a tree on the opposite side of the road shortly before 2:30 a.m. Investigators were trying yesterday to determine a motive and the circumstances leading to Howard's death.

In Dorchester County

Large warehouse fire is under investigation

CAMBRIDGE - Fire investigators were trying to pinpoint yesterday the exact location and cause of a large warehouse fire that destroyed three buildings and closed U.S. 50 for several hours Saturday night.

The fire drew more than 200 firefighters to the former Phillips Packing Co. complex on Washington Street and took firefighters about four hours to bring under control, said Deputy State Fire Marshal Joseph Zurolo.

Investigators have determined that the fire, which was reported about 6:50 p.m., started within a mostly vacant 120,000-square-foot structure that included two joined buildings, he said. No one was injured in the blaze, he said.

In Prince George's

Police seek identity of man found fatally shot

LANGLEY PARK - A man was found shot to death in an apartment complex courtyard in the 1400 block of Kanawha St. early yesterday, Prince George's County police said.

Investigators were trying yesterday to identify the man, who appeared to be in his 20s.

The man was discovered about 1:15 a.m. and pronounced dead at the scene.

From staff reports

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