Crime Watch


October 13, 2006

Annapolis man, 39, found shot to death

An Annapolis man found shot to death early yesterday outside his home became the third man in his immediate family to die young and the second to be murdered.

Jamore Van Johnson, 39, was pronounced dead in the 1100 block of Madison St. in the Harbour House apartment complex in Eastport after officers arrived about 1:15 a.m.

Officer Kevin Freeman, a spokesman for the police, said the department has several leads but no suspects or motive. He could provide no further details about the crime.

A family friend, who declined to be identified, said Johnson's brothers also died violently.

In 1990, his younger brother, 19-year-old Pyzon Wade, was found dead in a parking lot in Washington. He had been shot several times.

Seven years later, another brother, Deron C. Wade, was killed in a car accident in Delaware.

Johnson's death is the seventh homicide in Annapolis this year.

Nia-Malika Henderson

Woman reports abduction

A 33-year-old Northeast Baltimore woman told city police she was abducted about 9 p.m. Monday in the first block of Light Street by a man and two women, driven in a white Hummer to an unknown location in Prince George's County, held overnight and raped.

In her account to authorities Tuesday, the woman said her hands were taped behind her and she was forced to drink a dark-colored liquor and ingest pills before being raped by the man and sexually assaulted by the women, city police said.

She told Prince George's County police she escaped her captors when the man drove her and the two women to an auto parts store there Tuesday. She said she fled the vehicle and cried out for help, and someone called police but the abductors sped away before officers arrived, police said.

City police said the woman was returned to Baltimore Tuesday evening and treated at Mercy Medical Center.

Richard Irwin

Man slain in Seton Hill

Police officers investigating gunfire found a man lying in a street in Baltimore's Seton Hill neighborhood, shot in the head last night in the city's latest homicide.

The victim - whose name was withheld - was pronounced dead at the scene in the 600 block of W. Franklin St., said Officer Troy Harris, a police spokesman. The shooting occurred about 10 p.m.

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 the homicide.

Richard Irwin

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