Crime Watch


April 05, 2009

Man, 23, fatally shot in city

City police are investigating the fatal shooting of a 23-year-old man Saturday in Northeast Baltimore. The victim, whose identity was not released pending notification of his family, was found shortly before 1 a.m. in the 4200 block of Welbourne Road with multiple gunshot wounds to the torso and head, said Officer Troy Harris, a city police spokesman. The victim was leaving his vehicle when an unknown person approached him, fired several shots and fled, Harris said.

Hanah Cho

Victim of stabbing identified

City police have identified a man who was fatally stabbed early Friday in West Baltimore as William Clayborne, 32, of the 4600 block of Oxford Ave. Officers were called about 2:15 a.m. to the 400 block of Watty Court in the Upton neighborhood, where they found a man with an apparent stab wound to the back lying inside a doorway, police said. Clayborne was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where he was pronounced dead at 2:30 a.m., police said.

FOR THE RECORD - Because of incorrect information provided by the Baltimore Police Department, an article in Sunday's editions misidentified the victim of a homicide Friday in the 400 block of Watty Court. The victim was Zachary Thompson, 48, who was found fatally stabbed in his home about 2:15 a.m. William Clayborne, 32, whom police had previously identified as the victim, is being sought on a warrant in connection with the crime. The Baltimore Sun regrets the errors.

Hanah Cho

Man robbed, stabbed in Towson

Baltimore County police were looking for a person they said robbed a man and then stabbed him outside a Starbucks in Towson. Police received a 911 call about 6:10 p.m. directing officers to the first block of York Road, where they found an unidentified man with a stab wound in his right leg near the knee, police said. He was taken to a hospital. Police said the assailant escaped.

Nicole Fuller

Drug sweep at senior housing

Police, housing and fire officials swept through a senior housing complex in West Baltimore on Friday morning in an effort to address continuing drug and violence complaints. Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said more than 50 units in the Rosemont Tower complex in the 700 block of Poplar Grove St. were inspected for possible violations, and that police made two arrests, including one for drugs.

Justin Fenton

Former Miss Maryland charged

Montgomery County police said a former Miss Maryland is facing drug charges along with her boyfriend after a raid found drugs, ammunition and cash in their Germantown apartment. Police say Tia Shorts, who was crowned Miss Maryland USA in 2004, and her boyfriend, Joey King, face numerous drug possession and distribution charges. King also faces a firearms charge.

Associated Press

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