City/county Digest


October 26, 2004|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

In Baltimore City

2 shot, one fatally, in West Baltimore; 2 assailants sought

Two men were shot, one of them fatally, late last night on a West Baltimore street, and police said two unidentified men who fled were being sought.

Shortly before midnight, the victims - whose names were not immediately released - were standing in the 2800 block of W. Lafayette Ave. when two gunmen approached and opened fire, police said. One was shot in the head, chest and an arm, the other in a leg.

Both were taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where the man shot multiple times died in the emergency room, police said. The other's condition was not available.

Police identify victims of two weekend shootings

Yesterday, police identified two men fatally shot over the weekend - killings that brought to 238 the number of homicides in the city. At the same time last year, there had been 212 homicides, police said.

Troy Lamont Miller, 24, of the 1600 block of St. Stephens St. was named as the man found dead Saturday night in the 1500 block of May Court.

The other homicide victim was Dameeian White, 29, of the 4600 block of Harcourt Road. He was slain while seated in his 2000 GMC Yukon, parked in the 2500 block of Shirley Ave. about 3 p.m. Sunday.

No arrest had been made in either death, police said.

Man sentenced to 5 years for fatal stabbing of boy, 3

A 21-year-old Baltimore man was sentenced to five years in prison yesterday in the fatal stabbing of a 3-year-old boy last year, the state's attorney's office says.

Francis Lee of the 2700 block of Mosher St. pleaded guilty in August to involuntary manslaughter in the death of Roman Edwards. Prosecutors said that Lee and Harold Edwards got into a fight about 3 a.m. Dec. 10. Lee pulled out a knife and tried to stab Harold Edwards but instead stabbed Roman, Harold Edwards' son.

Circuit Judge Evelyn O. Cannon sentenced Lee to 10 years, suspending five.

O'Malley to join Kerry at Wisconsin rally today

Mayor Martin O'Malley and several other mayors are scheduled to join Sen. John Kerry today in Green Bay, Wis., as the Democratic presidential candidate delivers a speech about homeland security.

Kerry is expected to discuss his plans for federal homeland security funding of local police and fire departments, which would provide the first responses to terrorist attacks. O'Malley has criticized the Bush administration for what he has called insufficient financing of first-responders.

O'Malley is co-chairman of the U.S. Conference of Mayors' Homeland Security Task Force. He delivered a speech at the Democratic convention in Boston this year praising Kerry's plans to defend cities.

Child safety seat check to be held today in Canton

The Baltimore City Health Department and the SAFE KIDS Baltimore Coalition will hold a free child safety seat inspection from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today.

The free inspections will be offered at the Canton Safeway store, 2610 Boston St.

In Baltimore County

Schools' flu-shot clinics for staff, retirees canceled

TOWSON - The Baltimore County school system announced yesterday that it has canceled its flu vaccination program for employees and retirees because of the vaccine shortage.

Six clinics that had been scheduled to begin Nov. 4 have been canceled.

Those in high-risk categories should get vaccine from their personal physicians, the county Office of Health Services said.

Brochin, Gardina to talk at town hall meeting today

TOWSON - State Sen. James Brochin, a 42nd District Democrat, and Baltimore County Councilman Vincent J. Gardina, a 5th District Democrat, will hold a town hall meeting from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. today in the Pleasant Plains Elementary School cafeteria, 8300 Pleasant Plains Road.

Brochin and Gardina will discuss state and county issues affecting the Towson area. The meeting will include a discussion of issues to be considered by next year's General Assembly and a question period.

Information: 410-823-7087.

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