Crime Briefs

July 16, 2009

Potential witness to light rail incident sought

Baltimore County police are looking for a young man who they believe may have information about the two teenagers fatally struck by a light rail train this month. A video inside a train cabin recorded the image of the potential witness July 5, the day Jarrett Connor Peterson and Kyle Wankmiller, both 17, were struck near the Lutherville light rail station. Police describe the potential witness as brown-skinned, in his late teens to early 20s, wearing a light-colored shirt with writing and a logo on the front and back and long, dark-colored shorts. Investigators are asking the potential witness, or anyone who knows his identity, to contact police at 410-307-2020.

- Brent Jones

Man found slain in Glen Burnie

Anne Arundel County police are investigating an apparent fatal shooting Wednesday morning of a 28-year-old Glen Burnie man. Police said Lamont Gordon Jr., 28, was found dead on the ground in the 7900 block of Summer Rain Court, the same block where he lived. Witnesses told officers they heard several shots and pointed out the body shortly after 7 a.m., police said. Police were unable to immediately identify the victim. As a precaution, the Old Mill School complex and Rippling Woods Elementary School were locked down, with officers on the school grounds, according to police. Anyone with information about the homicide is asked to contact Detective Kelly Harding at 410-222-3413 or Metro Crime Stoppers.

- Andrea F. Siegel

Ex-police officer charged with attempted murder

A 59-year-old Sykesville man, who worked for 10 years as a Baltimore police officer, has been charged with attempted murder in the shooting of a man during an argument in Canton just after the Fourth of July. Daniel Marshall of the 6600 block of Tydings Road was arrested July 8 and charged with attempted first-degree murder, assault, reckless endangerment and handgun crimes. He has been released on $300,000 bond. An initial court appearance was scheduled for Aug. 4. Police said Marshall was a city police officer from 1976 to 1986, when he left the agency because of an injury. Marshall could not be reached for comment.

- Justin Fenton

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