City/County Digest


November 10, 2003

In Baltimore City

One man shot, another stabbed in unrelated homicides

Two men were killed late Saturday in unrelated homicides in the city, police said.

In the first slaying, Oliver Walker, 20, of Northeast Baltimore was found lying on the front porch of a house in the 2700 block of E. Chase St. about 11 p.m., bleeding from gunshot wounds to the chest and head. He died about 30 minutes later, after being driven by friends to Johns Hopkins Hospital.

In the second slaying, an unidentified man who appeared to be homeless was found at Baltimore and Charles streets with stab wounds to his face and chest just after 11:30 p.m., police said. He was pronounced dead at Maryland Shock Trauma Center.

Anyone with information about either slaying is urged to call homicide detectives at 410-396-2100.

Police find van taken in fatal carjacking

A van taken in a carjacking Saturday afternoon outside a Northwest Baltimore restaurant after its owner was fatally shot was recovered early yesterday less than a mile from the slaying scene, but no arrest has been made, police said.

The 1995 Chevrolet van was found by police about 2 a.m. parked in the 5500 block of Chrysler Ave. It belonged to Charles Warner Sr., 59, who was shot twice outside the Wendy's in the 4400 block of W. Northern Parkway during the carjacking, said Detective Irvin Bradley.

Warner, a retired employee of General Motors' Broening Highway plant, was married for 38 years and the grandfather of seven, Bradley said. Anyone with information about the crime was urged to call Bradley or Detective Charles Bealefeld at 410-396-2100.

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