Crime Briefs


July 03, 2009

Police report 3 nonfatal shootings in city

Three people were shot in a six-hour span beginning about 7 p.m. Wednesday, Baltimore police said. Each victim was expected to survive. A 17-year-old boy was treated at an area hospital for three graze wounds to his chest after a shooting about 1 a.m. in the 600 block of N. Lakewood Ave. in East Baltimore, police said. About an hour before that incident, an unidentified man was shot in the 3300 block of Winterbourne Road in West Baltimore. Earlier Wednesday, a 28-year-old woman was shot in the left side of her chest in the 500 block of Brunswick St. in Southwest Baltimore. According to police, she was taken to an area hospital, treated for a graze wound and released. Police have made no arrests in the cases.

- Brent Jones

Police identify man fatally stabbed Tuesday

Police have identified a man stabbed to death this week at a West Baltimore intersection. Gerrod Eric Finch, 21, a West Baltimore resident, was attacked Tuesday night at Harlem and Wheeler avenues, police said. He was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center and pronounced dead about midnight. Police have questioned a female suspect and are pursuing several leads, a department spokesman said.

- Brent Jones

Man shot in thigh Thursday in Annapolis

An Annapolis man was shot in the thigh Thursday afternoon and was hospitalized with injuries that did not appear to be life-threatening, according to Annapolis police. The man was found lying in the first block of Monument St. about 1:30 p.m. and was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center, Annapolis police spokesman Ray Weaver said. The man was alert and was able to communicate with medical personnel, Weaver said. Annapolis police have made no arrests, and the investigation is continuing, Weaver said.

- Olivia Bobrowsky

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