Crime Digest

CRIME DIGEST

March 08, 2009

Woman beaten, fatally shot outside nightclub

A 25-year-old woman was fatally wounded and two other women were injured early yesterday in a shooting attack outside a nightclub in the Mount Vernon neighborhood of Baltimore, city police said. Police are looking for the woman who fired the gun. Sctario Tia Edwards of Baltimore was beaten with a pipe and shot several times about 2 a.m. outside Coconuts Cafe in the 300 block of W. Madison St., according to Detective Nicole Monroe, a police spokeswoman. Police said the incident started with an altercation on the dance floor between the suspect and two of the victims. The suspect left the club after the fight, police said, but returned in a dark sport utility vehicle at closing time. As patrons spilled into the street, the suspect began striking Edwards with a pipe, police said. The suspect then pulled out a handgun and shot Edwards, police said, and then shot a 26-year-old woman who was sitting in a car. Edwards attempted to run after being shot, police said, but the suspect chased her down and shot her again. She died in an area hospital. A third victim, a 27-year-old woman, was wounded by stray gunfire, Monroe said. The two injured women are expected to survive, according to police.

Brent Jones

Police identify victim in fatal shooting

Police released the identity of the 17-year-old fatally shot in the 100 block of S. Eaton St. on Friday night. Herbert Carsten Jr. of Essex was killed when an unidentified man fired on him and a 15-year-old boy, police said. The 15-year-old was taken to an area hospital, where he was listed in serious but stable condition. Carsten's mother, Sandra Kamzura, said her son was headed to a party in Highlandtown when the incident occurred. "It's hard to cope with it. I didn't get any sleep at all," Kamzura said. "I feel like I'm going to explode."

Brent Jones

Two teens arrested in Rehoboth puppy theft

REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. : Two 15-year-olds have been charged with stealing a Yorkshire terrier puppy from a high-end pet store in Rehoboth Beach that has been targeted by shoplifters before. State police say the teens, a boy and a girl, were identified with surveillance video images taken during the theft on Thursday. The puppy was recovered at their home.

Associated Press

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