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July 04, 2005

BALTIMORE

City police search for baby; child missing since Tuesday

Baltimore police were searching yesterday for a 1-year-old girl whose mother said she was last seen Tuesday with her baby sitter.

The mother of Erica Alexander reported the child missing Saturday, said Officer Nicole Monroe, a Police Department spokeswoman.

Police found the 17-year-old baby sitter yesterday and were questioning her last night, Monroe said. Erica was not with the baby sitter.

Because of the baby's age, the police department's homicide unit is investigating, Monroe said. Anyone with information is urged to contact detectives at 410-396-2100.

- Sara Neufeld

BALTIMORE

Gunfire leaves city man, 18, dead and 8-year-old injured

An 18-year-old man was killed and an 8-year-old boy was wounded by gunfire outside a Cherry Hill home yesterday, police said.

Marvin Raines, 18, was on the porch outside his family's home in the 2800 block of Spelman Road about 2 p.m. when he was shot several times, said Officer Nicole Monroe, a Police Department spokeswoman. He was pronounced dead at Harbor Hospital a short time later.

An 8-year-old boy in the vicinity was shot in the neck, but his injuries were not life-threatening, Monroe said. Police did not identify the boy.

Police had no suspects, but Monroe said detectives were confident that neighbors had witnessed the incident. Witnesses are urged to contact the homicide division at 410-396-2100.

- Sara Neufeld

BALTIMORE

Police officer struck by car while walking on Gay Street

An off-duty Baltimore police officer suffered head injuries Saturday when he was hit by a car that also struck three vehicles before fleeing, police said.

Michael Anthony Callands, an officer with the Southwestern District, was in good condition yesterday, said Officer Nicole Monroe, a Police Department spokeswoman.

Callands was walking east in the first block of N. Gay St. about 12:10 a.m. when he was struck by a burgundy sedan, Monroe said.

The sedan then hit a Chevrolet Blazer parked on the east side of the road, Monroe said, then veered west, hitting a Chevrolet Cavalier and a Ford Focus stopped at a red light before fleeing the scene. The occupants of the Ford suffered minor injuries, Monroe said.

Witnesses told police that the sedan had run a red light at Gay and Baltimore streets before hitting Callands, Monroe said. The driver was described as a white male in his late teens or early 20s with long blond hair, wearing a baseball cap. There was one passenger, another white male about the same age.

- Sara Neufeld

BALTIMORE

Unidentified woman injured when struck by car in city

A woman was in critical condition yesterday after being hit by a car Saturday night, police said.

The driver of the 1994 Cadillac told police he was southbound in the 1500 block of Druid Hill Ave. about 10:30 p.m. when he saw a woman wearing headphones hurriedly cross his path, said police spokeswoman Officer Nicole Monroe.

The driver, who said he was driving 35 to 40 mph, said he swerved to avoid the woman but that she jumped into his path, Monroe said. He struck her, and she was thrown onto the hood of the car. The vehicle continued onto a sidewalk until it struck a wall and the woman fell off.

The woman, who was not carrying identification, Monroe said, was being treated at Maryland Shock Trauma Center.

Two boys, ages 1 and 3, who were with their mother at the corner of Druid Hill Avenue and Mosher Street, fell to the ground and were hurt, Monroe said. It was unclear whether they were hit by the car or whether their mother had pushed them out of the way, Monroe said. Both boys were hospitalized with minor injuries.

- Sara Neufeld

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