Crime Watch

CRIME WATCH

September 24, 2005

Baltimore: Northwest

Boy, 17, killed at mall identified

A teenage boy fatally shot outside Mondawmin Mall during an attempted robbery Thursday evening was identified yesterday as Abdul-Bahiri Muhammad, 17, of the 2600 block of Liberty Heights Ave. Muhammad and two companions were picking up food at the Northwest Baltimore mall about 9 p.m. when they were confronted by three men, one armed with a handgun, who demanded money, police said. Muhammad was shot in the head before any money or property was taken, police said. Muhammad's companions were not injured. Metro Crime Stoppers at 410-276-8888 is offering a reward of up to $2,000 for information leading to arrests or indictments in the slaying.

Gus G. Sentementes

West side

Police probe man's death

A man believed to be in his 50s or 60s was found dead yesterday afternoon in the 2000 block of Ruxton Ave. in West Baltimore, police said, and police are considering his death suspicious until an autopsy can be performed. The man, whose identity was not released, had trauma to his body that suggested foul play, a police spokeswoman said. The man was found about 2:30 p.m., police said.

Prince George's: Capitol Heights

Gunman opens fire on officer

Prince George's County police were searching for the gunman who they said opened fire on an officer yesterday. He was not hurt. Investigators said the unidentified officer heard gunshots, then saw two people running toward a car. One of them was carrying a semiautomatic handgun and when the officer ordered him to drop it, police said the man instead pointed at the officer and fired. The gunshots missed, and the officer returned the fire. It was unclear whether the suspects were hit. They managed to get away in a Honda that was later found behind a Southeast Washington apartment building.

Associated press

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