Crime Watch

November 01, 2007

Man dies in hospital from gunshot wound

A man was shot in the head early yesterday afternoon in East Baltimore's Barclay neighborhood and later died of his injuries at a hospital, police said.

The victim, whose name was not released, was shot shortly after noon in the 2400 block of Brentwood Ave., near the Brentwood barber shop, police said. He was taken to Johns Hopkins Hospital, where he was pronounced dead - the city's 250th homicide this year.

He was the second person fatally shot in the city in 24 hours.

On Tuesday night, a man was fatally shot in the East Baltimore-Midway neighborhood - the city's 249th homicide victim. A police spokeswoman said officers found the victim suffering from at least one gunshot wound in the 700 block of Bartlett Ave. about 11:15 p.m. The victim, Alexander Robertson-El, 24, lived in the 1500 block of Gorsuch Ave.

On Nov. 19 last year, John P. Dowery Jr. was shot and killed in the same block of Bartlett Avenue. Police said his killing may have been in retaliation for his being a witness in a murder case.

Also yesterday, police identified a man found fatally shot early Tuesday in Northeast Baltimore's Loch Raven neighborhood. The man was from the Bronx, N.Y., they said.

Shortly before 3 a.m., police officers went to the 5800 block of Edgepark Road, near the Mount Pleasant Golf Course, to check a report of a car accident. They found Marlon Beckford, 31, wounded by gunfire and sitting in the driver's seat of a car that had collided with a parked car, police said.

He died two hours later at Johns Hopkins Hospital, police said.

Gus G. Sentementes

Man guilty of dealing crack

Federal prosecutors say a Pocomoke City man was convicted of dealing crack cocaine three times to a government informant.

Curtis Schoolfield, 39, was convicted in federal court in Baltimore on charges of conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine and distribution and possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine.

Prosecutors say Schoolfield sent his mother to deliver the crack and collect the money on one occasion. The other two times, he sold multiple grams of crack to the undercover officer.

Schoolfield's sentencing is scheduled for Dec. 20. He has been convicted before on drug charges.

Associated Press

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