Girl, 17, killed in Mid-Govans

Stabbing during fight is one of 4 homicides reported in Baltimore

March 24, 2006|By GUS G. SENTEMENTES AND RICHARD IRWIN | GUS G. SENTEMENTES AND RICHARD IRWIN,SUN REPORTERS

A teenage girl was found fatally stabbed early yesterday in the city's Mid-Govans neighborhood in North Baltimore, and authorities said they believe her assailant was seen running from the scene.

Police said two other people died yesterday from injuries they suffered during violent confrontations this week. Another man died Wednesday from an incident this month, police said.

In the Mid-Govans homicide, a witness saw a man and a teenage girl fighting shortly after midnight, said Agent Donny Moses, a police spokesman. The man overpowered the female, pulled her into a park in the 800 block of Woodbourne Ave. and stabbed her multiple times in the upper body, Moses said.

As the man ran, an off-duty correctional officer who witnessed the attack called police and flagged down an officer passing in a patrol car. Police pursued the man, but he escaped.

Moses said the victim was identified last night as Shawnisha Biggus, 17, of the 800 block of Bradhurst Road, less than six blocks from where she was slain.

The attack was near a fenced community garden and across the street from the Maryland Youth Residence Center, where boys who need supervision and counseling are housed by the state Department of Juvenile Services.

A man who was stabbed Tuesday afternoon during an argument at his home died yesterday at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Police were seeking his assailant who they believe was known to the victim.

The victim's name was withheld pending notification of his family.

Police responding to a report of a stabbing in the victim's apartment in the 400 block of E. 25th St. about 4:30 p.m. found the man bleeding from at least one stab wound to the upper body.

About 11 p.m. Wednesday, police responding to a report of a shooting in the 2200 block of Cedley St. found Carlos Lewis, 21, of the 2600 block of Puget St. in Lakeland lying in the street bleeding from a bullet wound to the head.

Lewis was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where he died about 2:30 a.m. yesterday.

Police said a man shot March 12 near his Harlem Park home who died Wednesday at Maryland Shock Trauma Center was identified as Lennard Hawkins, 22, of the 2300 block of Lauretta Ave.

Homicide Detective Michael Baier said Hawkins and two other men were talking near Hawkins' home about 2:30 a.m. when a man approached and shot Hawkins in the upper body.

Metro Crime Stoppers at 410-276-8888 is offering a reward of up to $2,000 for an arrest and indictment in any of the killings.

gus.sentementes@baltsun.com

richard.irwin@baltsun.com

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