17-year-old fatally shot after securing nephew, 2, in car in Northeast Baltimore

February 03, 2004|By Richard Irwin | Richard Irwin,SUN STAFF

A 17-year-old was gunned down last night on a street in the Ramblewood community in Northeast Baltimore after securing his 2-year-old nephew in the back seat of his car, city police said.

The victim, whose identity was not released, was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

The child was not injured and was in the care of his mother, who lives near the scene of the shooting, according to police. Police knew of no motive for the attack and had made no arrest.

The victim was shot several times in the upper body about 6:30 p.m. as he stood near the driver's door of the 1996 Mercury Grand Marquis, parked in the 1200 block of Ramblewood Road, said Agent Donny Moses, a police spokesman.

Anyone with information was urged to call Detectives Kevin Hagan or Sean Jones at 410-396- 2100.

In an unrelated homicide, police are trying to identify a man who fatally stabbed a 17-year-old boy during a dispute outside a West Baltimore home last week.

The victim, Jonathan Chester of the 1600 block of Edmondson Ave., was seen outside his aunt's house in the 2000 block of Rayner Ave. arguing with the man about 2:15 p.m. Thursday when he was stabbed twice in the left side and once in the face, police said.

The youth stumbled into his aunt's house and fell to the living room floor. He died at Maryland Shock Trauma Center about 45 minutes later.

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