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July 25, 2005|By Anica Butler and Richard Irwin


Police looking for gunman who killed man, injured teen

Police were seeking a gunman who fatally shot a man and wounded a teenage girl on a street in Northeast Baltimore early yesterday.

The homicide victim, identified as Anthony D. Jackson, 26, of the 4000 block of Eierman Ave. was walking in the 4100 block of Eierman Ave. about 3 a.m. when he was stopped by a gunman who demanded money, said homicide Detective Al Marcus.

According to a witness, Jackson told the gunman he had no money and was then shot once in the head, Marcus said.

A fragment of the bullet that struck Jackson also hit a 16-year-old girl in the left arm as she walked several feet behind him on her way home from a girlfriend's house.

Near where Jackson fell, Marcus said, was a small sum of cash believed to be part or all of the money taken from Jackson by his killer.

Jackson died at Johns Hopkins Hospital. The girl was treated there and released.

Police yesterday also identified two men who were fatally shot in unrelated homicides, one Friday and the other Saturday.

Aaron Benefield, 19, of the 800 block of N. Caroline St. and another man were sitting on the front porch of a house in the 3100 block of Lawnview Ave. about 3:30 a.m. Friday when each was shot in the upper body by an occupant of a passing car.

Benefield died at Johns Hopkins Hospital. The other man, whose name was not divulged, remained in critical condition at the hospital, police said.

And about 2 a.m. Saturday, Damont Adams, 23, of the 1900 block of Barclay St. was gunned down in the 1600 block of Hazel St. in Curtis Bay and was pronounced dead at the scene.

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