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IN BRIEF

January 04, 2009

Boy, 17, shot in head in East Baltimore

A 17-year-old boy was in grave condition yesterday after he was shot in the head outside his East Baltimore home on Friday, police said yesterday morning. The youth was walking outside his home in the 800 block of N. Kenwood Ave. about 5:30 p.m. Friday when the gunman emerged from a white or gray vehicle and fired, police spokesman Donny Moses said. The victim, whom Moses did not identify, was taken to Johns Hopkins Hospital. Moses said police have no suspect and know of no motive for the shooting.

Nicole Fuller

City police identify victims of fatal shooting

Police have identified two men who were fatally shot Friday in East Baltimore as Marcel Mitchell, 20, of the 2800 block of E. Federal St. and Glen Cunningham, 22, of the 200 block of Oak Road. Police found the men early Friday at the Forrest Street Apartments in the 1100 block of Orleans St. No arrests had been made in the killings, which were the city's second and third of 2009.

Nicole Fuller

Two teenagers injured when truck overturns

Two Davidsonville teenagers were injured when the truck in which they were traveling early yesterday overturned and toppled down an embankment, Anne Arundel County police said. Justin Scott Jones, 18, was thrown from the 2001 Dodge Dakota and pinned under a tree that was snapped in the accident about 1 a.m. yesterday, police said. He was in critical condition at Maryland Shock Trauma Center. The driver of the truck, Anthony Carlos Mendez, 17, of Davidsonville, was in serious but stable condition at Shock Trauma. Officers called to Lavall Drive and Arbor Court in Davidsonville on a report of a drowning arrived to find Jones under the tree. Mendez got out of the truck on his own; firefighters pulled Jones out from under the tree.

Nicole Fuller

Man walking near bonfire with gas can catches fire

A 20-year-old man was in critical condition last night after he caught fire as he walked near a bonfire with a gas can in the Shady Side area of Anne Arundel County, fire officials said. The man suffered second- and third-degree burns to his upper body about 8:45 p.m. in the 5200 block of Spring Drive, said Battalion Chief Matthew Tobia of the Anne Arundel County Fire Department. He was taken by helicopter to Washington Hospital Center's burn center with injuries that were not believed to be immediately life-threatening, Tobia said. Fire officials were continuing to investigate last night.

Julie Scharper

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