Digest

January 08, 2008

Woman, 3 teenagers wounded in shooting

A woman and three teenage boys were shot last night at a corner carryout in the Carrollton Ridge neighborhood of Southwest Baltimore.

The victims' names and conditions were not available.

Shortly before 8:20 p.m., Southwestern District police responding to a report of several shots fired at or in a no-name carryout at South Smallwood and Christian streets found the victims bleeding from wounds, said Officer Troy Harris, a police spokesman.

Three of the wounded were taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center and one to Johns Hopkins Hospital, said a Fire Department dispatcher.

Police immediately cordoned off the crime scene, which is directly across from Westside Assembly of God Church, and interviewed possible witnesses. Anyone with information is urged to call the Southwestern District's detective unit at 410-396-2488.

Richard Irwin

Baltimore

: Assault case

Maryland suspect dies in Louisiana

A Maryland man who was mistakenly freed from the Baltimore City Correctional Center although he was awaiting trial in an alleged sex assault involving a cattle prod died early Saturday, days after attempting to hang himself in a Louisiana prison cell, authorities said.

Ronald Lee Moore, who fled to Louisiana and was arrested on a burglary charge there, used a nylon string from a mesh laundry bag to hang himself from an air-conditioning vent Wednesday.

Deputies discovered Moore and took him to a hospital, according to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office.

He was pronounced dead just after 1 a.m. Saturday at Ochs- ner Medical Center in New Orleans, the sheriff's office said.

Moore, 40, had been on the run since Nov. 21, when he was released from the Baltimore City Correctional Center after serving about seven years of a 13-year sentence for assault and burglary.

Officials had been instructed to move Moore to the Anne Arundel County Detention Center but released him because of a clerical error.

Moore was scheduled to go to trial next month in the 1999 sex assault in Glen Burnie in which a man forced a woman to perform sex acts and shocked her with a cattle prod.

Justin Fenton

Baltimore

: Circuit Court

Guard's trial to begin in assault case

The trial of a University of Maryland Medical Center security guard accused of assaulting a cancer patient in March as he performed a Muslim cleansing ritual is to begin today in Baltimore Circuit Court.

Scheduled for yesterday, the trial was postponed after the defendant, Rodney Corban, waived his right to a jury trial. It will take place before a judge.

Dr. Mohammed A. Hussain was washing his hands and feet in the bathroom sink when Corban, an off-duty security guard, confronted him, according to the criminal complaint. Their encounter occurred in March, just before Hussain was preparing for surgery to remove a tumor on his tongue.

Corban is accused of pushing Hussain out of the bathroom and down the hall to a uniformed security guard, who restrained him by holding his arm.

Hussain, a Prince George's County resident and practicing physician and radiologist, has also filed a $30 million lawsuit against the hospital.

Howard County

: Columbia

Pedestrian hit by minivan dies

A pedestrian trying to cross Cradlerock Way in Columbia's Owen Brown village was hit by a minivan Sunday night and died an hour later, police said.

Thomas William Beline, 93, of the 7000 block of Cradlerock Way was trying to cross the road at Dockside Lane near Lake Elkhorn about 7:30 p.m. when he was struck by a 2003 Dodge Caravan driven by Sheryl Sreeram, 34, of Ellicott City.

Larry Carson

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