Three men fatally shot in separate incidents


August 03, 2007|By MATTHEW DOLAN

Three men were fatally shot yesterday in apparently unrelated incidents, bringing to 189 the number of homicides in the city this year, police said.

About 7:45 a.m., Keenan McCargo, 28, of the 3700 block of Lyndale Ave. in Belair-Edison, was shot in the upper torso near his home. He died less than 30 minutes later at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.

An 18-year-old man, whose name has not been released, was shot in the head about 1:30 a.m. in the 2400 block of Marbourne Ave. in the Lakeland neighborhood. He was pronounced dead less than an hour later at St. Agnes Hospital.

An unidentified man was shot in the back shortly before 11 p.m. last night in the 500 block of E. 23rd St. in the Barclay neighborhood. He died a short time later at Johns Hopkins Hospital, police said.

Also yesterday, police released the name of a man fatally shot Wednesday night in the 2400 block of Westwood Ave. in Coppin Heights.

Police said Carl Eugene Barnes, 35, of the 700 block of Exeter Hall Ave., was shot in the head about 11 p.m. and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The identity of a man shot to death early Wednesday in the 1200 block of Nanticoke St. in Washington Village has not been determined, police said.

8 face federal heroin charges

Federal prosecutors announced the indictment yesterday of eight Baltimore residents on charges of buying and selling heroin in the central, western and southwest parts of the city.

The defendants -- James Thomas Brice, 37; James Joseph Henderson, 38; James Jones Jr., 37; Gerard Kamoke Day, 40; Robin Cynthia Day, 37; Tyree Anthony Gregory, 42; Tony Maurice Caldwell, 47; Kevin Anthony Hickman, 47 -- are charged with conspiracy to distribute kilogram quantities of heroin, a federal charge that carries a maximum punishment of life in prison.

The indictment was returned July 26 and unsealed yesterday after the arrests of Jones, Robin Day and Hickman. Henderson was detained at the time of his arrest, and the remaining defendants are in state custody, authorities said.

The six-month joint federal and local wiretap investigation known as "Operation Fowl Play" had also led to the arrest of 11 other people on similar state charges in June.

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