In Brief

November 08, 2009

VMI freshman from Howard dies after road march

A Virginia Military Institute freshman from Howard County died Saturday after completing a 10-mile road march, VMI officials said. John Alexander Evans, 19, of Highland, collapsed in his room after completing the training march Saturday with members of his class. He was pronounced dead at a local hospital shortly after noon, officials said. Evans was an international studies major and member of the Marine Corps ROTC program. The medical examiner will conduct an autopsy to determine the cause of death.

-Associated Press

Woman is found dead in Reisterstown fire

A woman was found dead in a Reisterstown apartment fire Saturday afternoon, Baltimore County fire officials said. The woman, who had not been identified, was found during a search of the second floor of a building in the 100 block of Ewing Drive that housed four apartments, said Fire Director Kyrle Preis III. The cause of the fire and the woman's death were under investigation. The first alarm sounded about 1:30 p.m. and a second 20 minutes later. Fifty firefighters and 12 pieces of equipment from the Franklin, Reisterstown, Garrison, Owings Mills, Glyndon and Pikesville stations fought the blaze, which badly damaged the first and second floors and the attic. The fire was brought under control in about an hour.

-Arthur Hirsch

Two men and youth shot in separate city incidents

An unidentified man was shot in the head about 3 p.m. Saturday in the 200 block of Mason Court in East Baltimore, city police said. Homicide detectives were called to the scene. About 30 minutes earlier, a man was shot in the 2300 block of Robb St. in East Baltimore. The man was hospitalized with a stomach wound that was not considered life-threatening, police said. About 10:30 p.m. Friday, a boy was shot in the arm in the 3500 block of Liberty Heights Ave. in Northwest Baltimore. The boy, who was not identified, suffered a wound that was not considered life-threatening. Police have made no arrests in the cases.

-Brent Jones

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