City / County Digest

CITY / COUNTY DIGEST

January 20, 2008

Baltimore: Drug arrest

Firefighter charged with possession

A Baltimore City firefighter was arrested Friday and charged with dealing cocaine and marijuana, authorities said yesterday.

Fatima Hawkins, 29, of the 1600 block of Calvert St. was charged with possessing cocaine and marijuana with the intention of selling the drugs, according to Chief Kevin Cartwright, a Fire Department spokesman, and court records.

Hawkins, an apprentice firefighter-paramedic with the Engine Company 31 firehouse on Greenmount Avenue, will be suspended pending the outcome of an investigation, Cartwright said.

Julie Scharper

Baltimore County

: Dundalk

Man is recovering after police shooting

A Dundalk man wounded by police Friday afternoon was listed in good condition yesterday as Baltimore County police continued their investigation into the shooting of the knife-wielding man.

Two police officers shot and Tasered David Abrams, 28, Friday after he refused to drop his weapon and lunged at the officers, police said.

Police had been called to a home in the 8100 block of Dundalk Ave. to investigate a dispute between the man and two women, police said. County police spokesman Bill Toohey said yesterday that the quarrel was over family finances.

Matthew Dolan

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