Man found fatally shot in Mosher neighborhood
A man was found fatally shot yesterday afternoon near a church in the city's Mosher neighborhood, and police were without a suspect or a motive in the city's 21st homicide this year, authorities said. The victim's name was not released. Southwestern District police responded to a report of a shooting in the 900 block of Poplar Grove St., between West Lafayette Avenue and Mosher Street near St. Edward Catholic Church, and found the man bleeding from at least one bullet wound to the head. Police said the man was pronounced dead at the scene by city Fire Department medics. His body was taken to the state medical examiner's office for an autopsy and positive identification through fingerprints. Metro Crime Stoppers, 410-276-8888, is offering a reward of up to $2,000 for information leading to an arrest and an indictment.
Man with knife invades home in sex-assault try
Harford County authorities were looking for a man armed with a knife who forcibly entered the Abingdon home of a teenage girl Tuesday evening and attempted to sexually assault her, according to a county sheriff's office spokesman. The girl told sheriff's deputies that she was watching TV about 8:30 p.m. when she answered a knock at her door and a man forcibly entered the house and pushed her onto a couch while threatening her with a knife, said Sgt. Dave Betz, a spokesman. The girl reported she feared she was going to be sexually assaulted and struggled with the man. She said she fought him off and he then climbed through a kitchen window and jumped to the ground from a rear deck. Betz said the girl suffered minor injuries that did not require medical attention. Harford County Crime Solvers, 888-540 TIPS, is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to an arrest. All information will be kept confidential.