City/county Digest


December 11, 2005

Carroll County: Westminster

Police seek man in fatal shooting

Police are searching for a Westminster man in connection with a double shooting Wednesday that left a Westminster man dead and a Baltimore man injured, authorities said yesterday. Shawn Anthony Jones, 27, of the first block of Middle Grove Court, is charged in a warrant with murder, attempted murder and assault in a shooting outside a convenience store. Donnie D. Bowman, 43, of Westminster was killed, and Lamont Dew, 39, is being treated at Maryland Shock Trauma Center. Anyone with information is asked to call 410-386-3000.

Baltimore: West side

Men are suspected in area robberies

Two men suspected of preparing to rob a Rent-A-Center store in the Westside Shopping Center in Baltimore were arrested yesterday, police said. A woman noticed them acting suspiciously in the parking lot and called the store manager when she saw one man put what appeared to be a gun in his waistband, police said. The manager called police, who arrested the two. No one was injured, and the suspected gun turned out to be a pellet gun, police said. The men, whom police did not identify, are suspected in robberies around the city and in Baltimore County, authorities said.

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