City / County Digest

CITY / COUNTY DIGEST

January 27, 2008

Baltimore

City police identify shooting victim

Baltimore police released yesterday the name of a man found dead early Friday.

Irvin Lawson, 32, of the 900 block of Pennsylvania Ave. was found in West Baltimore, shot in the head. He was pronounced dead at 1:30 a.m. He was found on the block where he lived.

The identity of another homicide victim, discovered about 4:30 p.m. at Lafayette Avenue and Payson Street on Friday, has not yet been released, a police spokesman said.

The investigation into both homicides continues, department spokesman Donny Moses said yesterday.

Matthew Dolan

Baltimore County

Homicide charge in student's death

A Baltimore County man charged in October with a dozen traffic offenses in the hit-and-run death of a Towson University freshman has been indicted on vehicular homicide charges.

Matthew David Miller, 25, of the Loch Raven Heights area of Baltimore County, was charged last week in a 20-count indictment.

He is charged in the Oct. 13 death of Kevin Ryan, 18, who was struck by a car while walking to his dormitory.

Miller has denied being involved in an accident and told police that his vehicle had been taken in a carjacking.

Jennifer McMenamin

Driver hurt after vehicle hits building

A vehicle crashed into a building in the Edgemere section of Baltimore County last night, injuring the driver, fire officials said.

The driver was flown to Maryland Shock Trauma Center after the car crashed into the front porch of a business in the 2700 block of Sparrows Point Road about 8 p.m., according to the Baltimore County Fire Department. The driver was the only person in the vehicle, fire officials said.

The identity and condition of the driver were unavailable last night.

Tyeesha Dixon

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