City/county Digest


August 14, 2006

Baltimore: Homicide

Police investigate man's fatal shooting

A Northwest Baltimore man was fatally shot early yesterday less than a mile from his home in the city's latest reported homicide, and police said they knew of no motive for the slaying.

Northwestern District officers responding to a 911 call reporting a shooting found Jujuan Winfield, 21, bleeding from at least one gunshot wound to the upper body in the 4900 block of Nelson Ave., near West Garrison Avenue, shortly before 4 a.m., police said.

Winfield, of the 5800 block of Jonquil Ave., was pronounced dead at Sinai Hospital at 4:25 a.m., police 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.

Richard Irwin


Police identify girl who died at city pool

The 8-year-old girl who apparently drowned Saturday afternoon at a municipal swimming pool was identified yesterday by Baltimore police as Devina Brown of the 2600 block of Oswego Ave.

Devina was not breathing when lifeguards pulled her out of the pool at Cherry Hill Splash Park in the 100 block of Reedbird Ave. about 3:30 p.m. They performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation until paramedics arrived. The girl was pronounced dead at Harbor Hospital, police said.

At the time of the drowning, the pool was staffed by three lifeguards, a pool manager and a city police officer. About 25 people were in the pool area at the time of the drowning. Police were continuing to investigate the circumstances of the incident.

Nia-Malika Henderson

Baltimore County: Randallstown

Man dies of wounds after stabbing at bar

A Randallstown man stabbed during a fight outside a bar died early yesterday at Maryland Shock Trauma Center, Baltimore County police said.

Officers arriving outside the Rush Hour Bar in the 9800 block of Liberty Road about 1:45 a.m. found a large crowd and learned that a man had been stabbed by an unknown person during a fight moments earlier and had been taken by friends to Northwest Hospital Center, police said.

The victim, Karim Cross, 27, of the 3800 block of Nemo Road, was transferred to Shock Trauma, where he died.

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

Richard Irwin

Anne Arundel: Sandy Point

Two beaches closed to swimmers again

Nine days after lifting a health advisory to avoid contact with the water at Sandy Point State Park, the Anne Arundel County Health Department reported high bacteria counts yesterday and warned against swimming at the beaches there until further notice.

People who have come in contact with water at the park's east and south beaches were advised to wash well with soap and water. Last month, an advisory was issued for the two beaches because of similar concerns.

Health officials are working with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources and Salisbury University to identify the cause of the high bacterial levels.

Nia-Malika Henderson

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