Crime Watch

CRIME WATCH

December 03, 2007

Man dies after being shot in the throat

A man was shot in the throat yesterday afternoon near a school in the Dickey Hill community in West Baltimore and died later at an area hospital, police said.

Police were withholding the victim's name until family members are notified.

No arrest had been made, and a motive for the city's 269th homicide of the year was not known.

Southwestern District police responding to a report of a man shot near Windsor Mill Road and West Forest Park Avenue near Dickey Hill Elementary and Middle School found the victim lying on the ground, bleeding from a bullet wound to the throat.

The man was taken to Sinai Hospital, where he died about 9:30 p.m.

Metro Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $2,000 for information leading to an arrest and indictment in the slaying.

By the same time last year, the city had recorded 250 homicides.

Richard Irwin

2 charged in assault on officers

Two people were arrested after Baltimore police said they tried to run over officers, who responded by firing several shots into the vehicle, a police spokesman said. No one was struck.

About 8:35 p.m. Saturday, patrol officers saw what appeared to be a drug violation involving a man and a woman driving in the 3300 block of E. Monument St. When officers tried to pull the car over, the pair drove into an alley and turned off the headlights. A police helicopter spotted the vehicle and relayed the location to the officers, said the spokesman, Officer Troy Harris.

As the officers approached the vehicle from behind, the driver backed up, Harris said. Officers tried to get out of the way, but the vehicle veered toward them and one of the officers opened fire, striking the vehicle several times, Harris said.

As the pair tried to flee, their car hit another vehicle driving east on Monument Street, where police arrested them. The driver of the second car was uninjured, Harris said.

As of last night, the man and the woman had not been charged, police said.

James Drew

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