Crime Watch

December 25, 2007

3 men reported shot in separate incidents

Three men were shot yesterday in separate incidents, including one wounded in a shopping outlet, a Baltimore police spokesman said.

The man was shot in the face just before 4 p.m. at Old Town Mall, a pedestrian shopping area in East Baltimore, and was taken to Johns Hopkins Hospital, said Officer Troy Harris, the spokesman.

About two hours later, another man was shot in the abdomen in the 2800 block of W. Lafayette St. in West Baltimore, Harris said. He was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center with injuries that were not considered life-threatening, the spokesman said.

The third man was shot multiple times in the torso about 7:40 p.m. off Reisterstown Road in the Western Police District, Harris said.

Liz F. Kay

Columbia attack leaves 2 hurt

Two Baltimore men were recovering at Maryland Shock Trauma Center yesterday from injuries suffered when one man allegedly burst into a Columbia apartment and attacked the other with a knife, then leaped from a window.

Jefferson Bolden, 26, was asleep with his girlfriend in her apartment in the 5900 block of Turnabout Lane just before 5 a.m. Sunday when a man broke through the door and attacked them with a knife, according to Howard County police.

The 25-year-old woman told police that her ex-boyfriend rushed into the bedroom and began stabbing Bolden, who tried to flee.

The woman said Bolden tried to use the front door but it was stuck and he was stabbed again. The intruder could not open the door either, so he ran to a window in the second-floor apartment and jumped, injuring himself.

Police said an arrest warrant has been issued for Kazeem Akinniyi, 25, of the 5100 block Woolverton Ave. Akinniyi was in fair condition and under police guard, hospital officials said. He will face charges of attempted murder, assault, breaking and entering, and reckless endangerment when he is released, police said.

Bolden was listed in serious but stable condition yesterday. Police would not release the woman's name. She was not hurt, though she said the intruder tried to stab her, too.

Larry Carson

2 sought in Edgewood shooting, Harford County sheriff's deputies said yesterday that they are looking for two males in the shooting of a 31-year-old Edgewood man early Saturday.

Andre Overton was listed in fair condition at Maryland Shock Trauma Center yesterday after he was shot in the neck at his home in the 1800 block of Edgewater Drive. Two males entered the house about 4 a.m. and shot Overton, according to Sgt. Christina Presberry, spokeswoman for the Harford County Sheriff's Office.

Overton's brother, Walter A. Overton, 20, was killed Jan. 1 in Edgewood. The two shootings are not related, Presberry said, describing it as "coincidence that they're brothers."

Walter Overton's killing was one of four homicides in Edgewood this year.

Madison Park

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