Crime Watch

CRIME WATCH

March 28, 2007

Police investigate two city killings

A 17-year-old boy was fatally shot last night on an East Baltimore St.

Eastern District police responding to shots fired in the 2200 block of E. Biddle St. about 10:30 p.m. found the victim lying in the street bleeding from a gunshot wound to the head. The victim, whose name was not released, was taken by ambulance to Johns Hopkins Hospital, where he died a short time later.

In an unrelated slaying, police yesterday obtained an arrest warrant charging a West Baltimore man in the stabbing of his girlfriend early yesterday.

Sought is James Summerville, 18, of the 1900 block of N. Payson St. who is charged with fatally stabbing Artesha Moses, 18, of the 700 block of N. Carey St. in the chest during an argument in her home about 3 a.m.

Richard Irwin

Boy held in Woodlawn attack

A Woodlawn High School student has been arrested and might be charged as an adult with aggravated assault and possession of a deadly weapon after the stabbing yesterday afternoon of another male student outside a public library adjacent to the campus, police said.

Police said the two students were arguing outside the Woodlawn library near the school in the 1800 block of Woodlawn Drive about 3:30 p.m., shortly after classes ended, when one of them stabbed the other in the back with a knife.

Police arrested one youth at the scene and also recovered a folding knife. The reason for the argument had not been determined.

Police said the victim was taken by ambulance to Sinai Hospital, where he was treated for injuries that were not life-threatening.

The 15-year-old suspect was being held at the Franklin Precinct, pending charges as an adult or a juvenile, police said.

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