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March 20, 2009

2 fatally shot are identified

Police have identified two men who were fatally shot Tuesday night at a carryout in Better Waverly. Adrian Mortise, 24, and Anthony Bailey, 20, were among three men inside Yau Brothers Chinese Food about 10 p.m. when two assailants opened fire. The third man, who survived, ran out of the store and collapsed outside, where he was found by responding officers. He was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where he was treated and released. Police have not identified him because he is a witness. Martise, of the 500 block of Denison St., and Bailey, of the 1600 block of Abbotston St., were taken to Johns Hopkins Hospital and pronounced dead within minutes of each other. Police said they knew of no motive for the killings.

Justin Fenton

Dropped candle blamed for Reisterstown fire

A fire yesterday morning at a complex for seniors in Reisterstown was started when someone accidentally dropped a candle, fire officials determined. The fire in the 300 block of Cantata Court began shortly before 10 a.m. and was confined to a single ground-floor apartment in the four-story complex, Baltimore County Fire Department officials said. One person was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center with injuries that were found to be not life-threatening, officials said.

Suspect charged in Carroll hit-and-run

A man sought in connection with a hit-and-run accident in Carroll County that killed a McDaniel College student last month has been arrested in New York, police said yesterday. Hempstead, N.Y., police arrested Shawron Gabriel Bibbs, 29, who was wanted in the crash on West Main Street near the McDaniel campus in Westminster on Feb. 6. The collision killed sophomore Thomas Rouleau of Gilboa, N.Y., and injured four other students. Westminster police said that Hempstead officers were pursuing a lead on Bibbs' whereabouts when they made the arrest. Bibbs was arrested without incident and is being held at the Nassau County Correctional Center, charged as a fugitive from justice, Westminster police said. "We believed that he had family members in New York and Georgia, so we've been working with detectives in both areas," said Capt. Gerry Frischkorn of the Westminster police. Bibbs was taken before Nassau County court authorities yesterday for an arraignment hearing, Westminster police said. He was ordered held without bond and is scheduled to return to court today for an extradition hearing. Charges against Bibbs include felony negligent manslaughter by auto, felony theft and felony unlawful taking of a motor vehicle. A hearing is scheduled today in New York on the fugitive from justice charge and to determine whether Bibbs will waive extradition.

Joe Burris

Man gets 20 years in killing, burning body

A Crownsville man was sentenced yesterday to life in prison with all but 20 years suspended for conspiring with a 15-year-old to shoot a man and set his body on fire, according to court records. Wayne Lewis Milburn Sr., 43, was convicted of first-degree murder in Anne Arundel Circuit Court last month in the death of Krey Jermaine Green, 23. According to court testimony, Milburn and Ross Womick Jr., a friend of his son, smoked crack and then met Green in Crownsville to buy drugs. Milburn fatally shot Green in the head, pushed the body into his car, drove to woods behind a church and doused the car with gasoline. The boy struck the match that lit the car on fire, burning Green's body beyond recognition.

Julie Scharper

LNG terminal concerns restated

The U.S. Coast Guard has restated its security and safety concerns about tanker ships transporting liquefied natural gas to a proposed terminal at Sparrows Point in a letter to federal energy regulators. "The risk mitigations are not in place and without them, the waterway is not suitable for the transit of LNG," Amy Beach, Coast Guard chief of waterways management for the Baltimore area, said yesterday.

Mary Gail Hare

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