Crime Watch


March 02, 2006

2, one in wheelchair, fatally shot in city

Two men - one of them in a wheelchair - were fatally shot yesterday in separate and apparently unrelated Baltimore homicides, city police said.

In the first of yesterday's killings, Milburn Henson, 42, of the 100 block of N. Eutaw St., was in a wheelchair in front of a house in the 1900 block of Edmondson Ave. about 11:40 a.m. when he was shot in the head.

Henson was taken by ambulance to Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where he died about 3 p.m.

A 911 call at 2:46 p.m. brought Northwestern District officers to the 3200 block of Oakfield Ave., where they found two men. One of them had been shot in the upper body and died at Sinai Hospital. The other had been shot in the arm and was reported in serious condition at Sinai. Identities were withheld pending notification of relatives.

Meanwhile, police identified two men who were fatally shot Tuesday night on East 25th Street and announced that a man's death in September had been ruled a homicide because of a finding that the cause was a bullet wound sustained years earlier.

The men shot about 8 p.m. Tuesday in the 1600 block of E. 25th St. were Donte Bellamy, 22, of the 1600 block of Darley Ave. and Duraye Cole, 36, of the 4400 block of Kavon Ave.

Police said Bellamy was taken by ambulance to Johns Hopkins Hospital and died at 8:34 p.m. Cole, who had been shot in the face, was driven to an entrance of Hopkins in his car by a woman who notified hospital security officers and remained at the scene. Police said Cole died about 9 p.m. in the emergency room.

The other victim, Antoine Ellis, 42, was found dead in a house in the 2600 block of Madison Ave. Sept. 30. Yesterday, autopsy results and a police report linked his death to wounds Ellis suffered March 30, 1998, and classified it as a homicide.

No arrest had been made in any of the killings.

Richard Irwin

Pupils report exposure case

Howard County police increased security at Cradlerock School in Columbia yesterday after three pupils reported that a man standing in a nearby line of trees exposed himself to them about 8 a.m. Tuesday.

Police spokeswoman Sherry Llewellyn said that when investigators arrived, school administrators also reported that four pupils had told them of an incident Friday in which a man jumped out of the woods near the school about 8 a.m. The man did not expose himself.

In neither incident did the man speak to the pupils, who are middle school age, and no one was injured.

The pupils who reported Tuesday's incident described the man as 6 feet tall, with an average build and short, dark-blond hair. He had no facial hair or glasses and wore a dark, hooded sweat shirt, a faded jean jacket and a blue and white bandana, the pupils said. Anyone with information can call county police at 410-313-3200.

Melissa Harris

2 girls sexually assaulted

Police are investigating two sexual assaults in the Cylburn neighborhood of North Baltimore in recent days.

Two girls, ages 12 and 16, were attacked on the street in separate incidents, Monday and Tuesday, shortly before 5 p.m. in each case, police said. The assailant was described as a black male, 17 or 18 years old, about 6 feet tall, clean-shaven, with a medium complexion and crooked teeth.

Anyone with information can call the police criminal investigation division at 410-396-2076.

Gus G. Sentementes

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