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CITY / COUNTY DIGEST

June 22, 2008

Baltimore City

Federal Hill

Victim of fatal shooting identified

A man who was shot in a car, dumped on a street in Federal Hill and later died at a hospital Friday night was identified yesterday as Keyva Bluitt, 35, of North Baltimore's Waverly neighborhood, according to a city police spokesman.

Police said detectives knew of no motive and had made no arrests in the case.

Witnesses told authorities the victim was shot inside a blue Toyota that had been double-parked about 9:15 p.m. in the 800 block of Battery Ave.

The witnesses reported that several people jumped in the car and that they heard a shot fired as the car sped away.

Moments later, police said, a car door opened and the victim rolled out onto the street.

Bluitt was pronounced dead at Maryland Shock Trauma Center.

Pimlico

Man and woman wounded by gunfire

A man was shot in the back and stomach, and a pregnant woman was shot in the arm last night in Northwest Baltimore, according to city police.

The shootings occurred about 10:10 p.m. near Northern Parkway and Nome Avenue, said Donny Moses, a Baltimore police spokesman.

The man and the woman, who were not identified, were taken to a local hospital. Moses said he had no information about their conditions.

James Drew

Baltimore County

Catonsville

1-year-old boy injured in pool

A 1-year-old Catonsville boy was taken to the hospital yesterday afternoon after being injured in a private swimming pool, police said.

The boy was taken out of a pool behind a house in the 4300 block of Washington St. about 4:50 p.m., said Cpl. Ben Yohe. He was taken to St. Agnes Hospital and later transferred to the Johns Hopkins Children's Center. Yohe said he didn't know the extent of the boy's injuries.

James Drew

Patapsco Valley

'Discovery barge' replica to visit park

The Reedville Fisherman's Museum in Virginia will bring The Spirit of 1608, its reproduction of Capt. John Smith's "discovery barge," to the Avalon area of Patapsco Valley State Park June 28 and 29 as part of the 400th anniversary of Smith's exploration of the Chesapeake Bay.

The vessel will be docked near the Avalon Visitor Center parking lot on South Street, Halethorpe. Volunteer re-enactors accompanying the vessel will offer historical interpretations from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days.

Information: 410-465-3287.

Carroll County

Taneytown

Pilot suffers minor injuries in crash

The pilot of a single-engine plane escaped largely unscathed after the aircraft crashed yesterday morning at a grass strip in Taneytown.

The plane flown by John Kraus of Hanover, Pa., undershot the runway at George Makoutz Field in the 3700 block of Old Taneytown Road about 10:45 a.m., according to police. It crashed and overturned, said Cpl. Anthony Riley of the Maryland State Police's Westminster barracks. Kraus suffered minor scratches to his hands and arms.

Kraus, 64, was the sole occupant of the plane, an Avion Stampe manufactured in 1949, authorities said. Troopers notified the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board.

James Drew

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