Man shot by city police after robbery dies

CRIME WATCH

December 06, 2007

The man shot by a city police officer Tuesday night moments after he robbed a Fells Point fast-food restaurant died early yesterday at Johns Hopkins Hospital, said a Police Department spokesman.

Coby Brown, 23, of the 900 block of Pennsylvania Ave. was seen after Officer Modesto A. Olivio Jr. and another officer, who were on foot patrol, were alerted to the robbery about 7 p.m. of a Burger King in the 2000 block of Eastern Ave., said Officer Troy Harris, the spokesman.

Harris said the officers saw Brown running west on Eastern Avenue then north on Wolfe Street, all while he kept one hand in his waistband as though armed.

The chase continued until the officers stopped Brown in front of a rowhouse in the 1900 block of Gough St., near Wolfe Street, where they ordered him to drop his gun, Harris said.

Instead, Brown tried to shoot Olivio, who fended off the weapon and then shot Brown in the stomach with his .40-caliber Glock at close range, the spokesman said. The officer was not injured.

Brown was taken by ambulance to Hopkins, where he died about 2 a.m. yesterday.

Harris said that the amount of money found in a bag on Brown was the same as that taken in the robbery and that Brown's gun was being examined to see whether it had been used in any crimes.

Harris said Olivio has been placed on administrative leave while the shooting is investigated.

So far this year, city police have shot 32 people, 13 of them fatally.

Richard Irwin

Harford man, 26, is stabbed

A 26-year-old man was in serious condition after he was stabbed yesterday morning in Edgewood, Harford County authorities said.

The victim told investigators that he was visiting friends in the 800 block of Fisherman Lane when he was assaulted by three males ages 18 to 20, said Sgt. Christina Presberry, Harford County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman.

The victim, whose name was not released, was taken to Upper Chesapeake Medical Center by a friend aboout 2:15 a.m. and later flown to Maryland Shock Trauma Center, Presberry said.

Madison Park

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