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June 17, 2007

Baltimore : Walbrook

Shooting victim's father is arrested

Maurice Gordon-Bey Sr., a Walbrook man who police say attacked a teen-ager who he apparently believed was involved in his son's death, has been charged with assault.

Gordon-Bey was arrested Friday afternoon in the 2500 block of Linden Ave. and taken to Central Booking and Intake Center, said Baltimore police spokesman Troy Harris.

The altercation occurred Thursday afternoon as family members gathered to mourn the death of Gordon-Bey's son, Maurice Gordon, 15, who was fatally shot early Wednesday as he sat on a neighbor's front porch. A photograph of Thursday's incident appeared in Friday's editions of The Sun.

west side

Unidentified man found shot to death

A man was shot and killed Friday evening west of downtown in the Carrollton Ridge-West Pratt neighborhood, police said yesterday.

The victim was found lying in the street at about 10:20 p.m. in the 1900 block of W. Pratt St., suffering from several gunshot wounds, according to police spokesman Troy Harris. The man, believed to be in his early to mid-30s, was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where he was pronounced dead. Police have not been able to identify him.

Justin Fenton

Maryland

: MDE

Sakai is named water chief

The Maryland Department of the Environment has named Jay Sakai as its new water management director.

Sakai, who was the administrator of Baltimore's Bureau of Water and Wastewater, will manage more than 300 state employees, overseeing wastewater permits, storm-water safety and wetland protection.

Sakai succeeds Robert M. Summers, a longtime MDE manager who was promoted to deputy secretary in January. Like Summers, Sakai is a Johns Hopkins University graduate. He is a licensed engineer with a master's degree in business and a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from the school.

Sakai will begin his new duties in August.

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