Crime Watch


April 21, 2006

Police investigate two killings in city

Police are investigating what they describe as two unrelated shooting deaths in South Baltimore yesterday.

Shortly after 1 p.m., Detective Donny Bradshaw said, a concerned citizen dropped Vincent Paige, 23, of the 2500 block of Southdene Avenue off at the Harbor Hospital Center emergency entrance. Paige died about half an hour later, Bradshaw said.

Shortly after Paige was dropped off, police learned that he had been shot in the rear of the 3400 block of Spelman Road in Cherry Hill.

About 12 hours earlier, police entered a house in the 1400 block of Kuper Place in the New Southwest/Mount Clare community at 1:20 a.m. in response to a report of a shooting. They found resident Robert Atkinson, 47, on the kitchen floor bleeding from gunshot wounds.

Atkinson died about 40 minutes later at Maryland Shock Trauma Center, police said.

Nothing was disturbed or removed from the house and Atkinson appeared to have been targeted, homicide Detective Marty Young said.

Metro Crime Stoppers, at 410-276-8888, is offering a reward of up to $2,000 for information leading to an arrest and indictment in either killing.

Richard Irwin

FBI seeks murder suspect

The FBI is renewing its search for a Baltimore man charged in a March 2005 killing in White Marsh.

Duane Latoye Geiger, 32, is being sought on a first-degree murder charge in the March 2, 2005, killing of Ralph Amadi.

Amadi was found lying in front of his home on Queensberry Road with a gunshot wound to the back of the head, according to the FBI.

Geiger - who is also charged in a federal warrant with unlawful flight to avoid prosecution - is described as 6-foot-1 and 190 pounds, with tattoos on his chest, upper left arm and right forearm.

Another man is in custody on charges related to the killing, according to the FBI.

Anyone with information is asked to call the local FBI office at 410-265-8080.

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