Crime Watch

CRIME WATCH

April 17, 2009

Three men shot after street fight

City police are investigating the shootings Thursday night of three men after a fight outside a gas station at Forest Park Avenue and Windsor Mill Road, said a police spokesman, Agent Donny Moses. He said that several men were fighting outside a BP station about 9 p.m. when the fracas spilled onto the 4800 block of Clifton Ave., near Leakin Park, where three men involved in the altercation were shot. Moses said two men were taken by city Fire Department ambulances to Maryland Shock Trauma Center and that the third man was driven by a friend to Sinai Hospital. He described the men's wounds as not life-threatening. No arrest had been made.

Richard Irwin

Man, 31, is shot in head in northeast

A 31-year-old man was in critical condition after he was shot in the head in a Northeast Baltimore alley late Wednesday, police said. About 11 p.m., the victim stumbled into a nearby convenience store for help and approached a city schools police officer, who happened to be at the 7-Eleven store in the 1100 block of E. Cold Spring Lane. He told police that he was shot in an alley near The Alameda and Winston Avenue. Officers and a police helicopter searched the area but could not verify the location of the shooting. Paramedics took the man to a hospital. Police did not disclose whether they knew of a suspect or motive in the attack.

Gus G. Sentementes

Prisoner killed during fight with cellmate

Cumberland -

State prison officials say a man serving a life sentence for the gruesome murder of a 15-year-old girl was killed during a fight in his cell at the Western Correctional Institution near Cumberland. Spokesman Mark Vernarelli says 23-year-old Eric Watkins, 23, died early Thursday after a fight with his unidentified, 43-year-old cellmate.

Associated Press

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