City/county Digest


February 22, 2005|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

In Baltimore City

43-year-old man fatally shot on street in East Baltimore

A 43-year-old man was shot several times and killed early yesterday in East Baltimore, police said.

Maurice Collick was standing in the 600 block of N. Lakewood Ave. about 12:15 a.m. when a man approached him, fired several shots and fled south, police said.

Collick, who lived nearby in the 2500 block of Jefferson St., was taken to Johns Hopkins Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 12:44 a.m., police said. No arrests have been made in his killing.

In Northwest Baltimore in 1992, Collick was shot in the head, suffering a graze wound.

Meeting on tsunami relief to be held tonight at JHU

A town hall meeting on South Asia tsunami relief and recovery efforts will be held tonight at the Johns Hopkins University's Glass Pavilion.

The event -- presented by Americans for Informed Democracy, the Foreign Affairs Symposium, Pakistani Students Association and Johns Hopkins Red Cross -- will feature remarks by Peter Eisner, deputy foreign editor for The Washington Post; Arthur Keys, president of International Relief and Development; Courtland Robinson, professor of public health at Johns Hopkins; David Roodman, research fellow at the Center for Global Development; and Gordon Weiss, chief of communications for emergencies at UNICEF.

A question-and-answer session will follow the opening remarks. The event -- which is open to the public -- is to begin at 8 p.m. Information:

In Baltimore County

Man accused in chase held on $375,000 bond

OWINGS MILLS -- The man accused of leading police on a brief chase last week after a video store theft has been ordered held on $375,000 bond.

Quinn Bernard McMurrin, 24, of the 200 block of Cannon Ball Way, Odenton, has been charged with petty theft, three counts of hit and run, driving under the influence of alcohol, driving while impaired by alcohol, driving with a suspended license, fleeing and eluding police and several other traffic-related offenses, police said.

Police said McMurrin stole DVDs from an Owings Mills video store Thursday and fled in a minivan, running into nearly a dozen vehicles in his attempt to avoid capture. The incident began about 5 p.m. at Blockbuster Video in the 9900 block of Reisterstown Road, police said. McMurrin was being held at the Franklin Precinct.

College to offer help filing income tax returns

CATONSVILLE -- The Community College of Baltimore County, Catonsville will assist low-income and elderly taxpayers with their 2004 federal and state income tax returns through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program.

Sessions will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. tomorrow, March 2, 9, 16 and 23, and April 6 and 13. Tax preparations are free and will be held on the campus at 800 S. Rolling Road, Building E, Room 109.

For information, call James Bryant at 410-455-4204.

Recreation center collects food for women's shelter

LANSDOWNE -- Leadership Through Athletics, a nonprofit recreation center, collected more than 225 cans and boxes of food Saturday for the "I Can" Transitional Shelter for women and children during its first annual food and clothing drive, event organizers said yesterday.

Volunteers also collected dozens of boxes of clothing and 200 VHS tapes to add to the video library at the "I Can" Transitional Shelter, said Christian Metzger, director of development for Leadership Through Athletics.

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