Crime Watch

CRIME WATCH

June 30, 2006

Man gets 10-year term for shooting at police

A Baltimore man was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for shooting at police during a traffic stop.

Tremaine Carter, 28, was convicted of being a felon in possession of a firearm. In court papers presented at his guilty plea in April, Carter admitted that he fired three shots at city police officers who were within a few feet of him and then fled in the vehicle at high speed.

When police apprehended Carter, they discovered that he had a handgun between his knees with three spent casings in the car, according to court papers. A search of the automobile also found bullets and shotgun shells in the glove box and seven baggies of crack on top of the front floorboard, according to federal prosecutors.

Matthew Dolan

Suspect sought in shootings

Annapolis police were searching last night for a 21-year-old man in connection with a double shooting in the city.

Milton Colbert Jr., 21, of Victor Parkway in Annapolis, is charged in a warrant with first-degree attempted murder and other offenses, said police spokesman Kevin Freeman.

The charges stem from the shooting late Wednesday night of Aureon Johnson, 22, and Edmund Riggs, 28, of Annapolis.

Police found Riggs in a car at Bens Drive and Bay Ridge Road. He had been shot in the chest and was flown to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore. He was in critical condition last night, a hospital spokeswoman said.

Johnson was driven by an acquaintance to Anne Arundel Medical Center, where he was treated and released, Freeman said.

Annie Linskey

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