Regional Digest


October 30, 2004|By From staff reports

In Baltimore City

Four people shot as crowd leaves school football game

Four people were shot last night as spectators left a high school football game between Patterson and Walbrook high schools at Utz Field in Patterson Park in Southeast Baltimore last night, police said.

The victims, who ranged in age from 16 to 21, were taken to area hospitals with injuries that were not life-threatening, said Officer Troy Harris, a city police spokesman.

Officers who heard gunshots about 9:30 p.m. arrested a suspect after chasing him on foot. Police did not identify the suspect or the victims last night.

Council members called on to withdraw from election

Several candidates for city offices gathered yesterday to call for two City Council members - Paula Johnson Branch and Agnes Welch - to withdraw from the election because they have failed to file proper campaign finance reports.

Joan L. Floyd, the Green Party's candidate for council president, was joined outside City Hall yesterday by Glenn Ross, Branch's Green Party challenger in the 13th District council race. Welch is running unopposed. Two mayoral candidates, Republican Elbert "Ray" Henderson and write-in Charles U. Smith, joined the protest.

The state Board of Elections decided Tuesday that Welch and Branch can stay on the Nov. 2 ballot despite missing campaign finance reports, some more than a decade overdue.

Branch and Welch could not be reached for comment.

In Baltimore County

Police arrest third man in shooting outside store

PERRY HALL - A third man was arrested this week in connection with a shooting Oct. 21 in the parking lot of Weis Market in Perry Hall, Baltimore County police said yesterday. Dustin Charles Fifer, 21, of the 800 block of Thimbleberry Road in Middle River was arrested Wednesday and charged with conspiracy to commit armed robbery and accessory after the fact to attempted first-degree murder, police said.

Brothers Joshua and Angelo Mumford of the 2100 block of Redthorn Road in Middle River were arrested Monday and charged in the shooting and attempted armed robbery of two Harford County men outside the grocery store, police said.

Second arrest made in fatal August shooting

ESSEX - More than two months after a fatal shooting in Essex, Baltimore County police have charged a second man with first-degree murder in the case, police said yesterday.

Laron Avery Moore, 19, of the first block of Latimer Court in Essex was arrested Thursday morning, police said. He is accused in the Aug. 21 shooting of Issiah Davis, 23, of the 1000 block of Foxwood Lane in Essex, police said.

Davis was found on Rumelia Circle with several gunshot wounds to the upper body, police said. Two days later, police arrested Daquan Tasheem Corner, 19, of the first block of Reaching Circle in Essex and charged him with first-degree murder.

In Howard County

Chain-reaction crash on U.S. 1 injures two

ELKRIDGE - U.S. 1 in Elkridge was closed for three hours yesterday morning after a car driven by a 34-year-old Baltimore woman crossed the double-yellow line and collided with a tractor-trailer, causing a minor chain-reaction accident on the thoroughfare, police said.

The driver of the truck, trying to avoid the car, veered and hit another car. A vehicle behind the truck braked to avoid the crash and was hit from behind by another vehicle, according to Howard County police spokeswoman Sherry Llewellyn.

The unidentified woman, who was driving south in a Geo Metro, was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore. Another motorist taken to St. Agnes HealthCare in Baltimore, Llewellyn said.

From staff reports

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