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April 25, 2005

PERRYVILLE

Aberdeen man, 25, dies after being shot at bar

A 25-year-old Harford County man was fatally shot during a bar fight in Perryville early yesterday, state police said.

No charges had been filed, but police said they detained four Cecil County men for questioning and released three of them at 8:30 p.m. The fourth man, Dorian Griffin, was arrested by Harford County sheriff's deputies on a warrant charging him with violation of probation, said Greg Shipley, a state police spokesman.

Witnesses told police that the victim, Darvell R. Guest of Aberdeen, and his girlfriend were at Ferrari's Bar when several men entered. A fight ensued, Guest was shot and four men fled in a white Lincoln.

Troopers and Cecil County sheriff's deputies stopped the car near Port Deposit around 1:45 a.m. and arrested the suspects. Police said they found drugs and cash inside the car, but did not recover a weapon.

Guest, who was shot multiple times in the lower torso, was flown to Maryland Shock Trauma Center and died about 4 a.m.

The cause of the fight was unknown, police said.

- Melissa Harris

BALTIMORE

Car's driver, passenger shot in alleged robbery attempt

A driver and a passenger were wounded yesterday afternoon when an alleged robbery attempt in a car in Northwest Baltimore ended in gunfire, city police reported.

One of the men who was wounded had left a laundry at North and Linden avenues about 4:30 p.m., hailed what he thought to be a hack - an unlicensed cab - and asked to be driven to his home in the 2700 block of Reisterstown Road.

The car stopped in the 2300 block of Reisterstown, where a woman seated in the front passenger seat pulled out a handgun and demanded the man's money, police said. The male driver also pulled a handgun, and a struggle ensued in which both men were wounded, according to police. The driver was shot in a shoulder and the passenger in the stomach.

The male passenger fled the vehicle and was taken to a hospital. The pair in the front seat rode to another hospital, where the driver was treated and where he and the woman were detained by police. Laundry was recovered from the back seat of the car, police said.

- Richard Irwin

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