Hopkins officer fatally shot during robbery, city police say

At least 3 suspects sought in death of former Air Force reservist

March 17, 2010|By Justin Fenton | justin.fenton@baltsun.com

A 25-year-old Johns Hopkins Hospital security officer and former Air Force reservist was fatally shot Monday night in a robbery in the city near the Baltimore County line.

The victim, identified as Daniel C. Dixon, was returning to the America's Best Value Inn in the 6500 block of Frankford Ave. about midnight after purchasing items at a nearby gas station when at least three suspects approached and demanded money, according to Anthony Guglielmi, the city Police Department's chief spokesman. There was a struggle, and Dixon was shot several times in the chest. The suspects took his wallet and fled in a green vehicle, police said.

Dixon, of the 2700 block of Auchentoroly Terrace, was taken to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center and pronounced dead about 30 minutes later, police said. When police arrived, he was lying in the hotel parking lot, being held by a brother.

Air Force officials confirmed that Dixon was a reservist from 2003 until 2007, serving as a senior airman. Records show he was deployed in 2004, though details of his assignment were not available.

Dixon had worked as a security officer since February 2009 and had been promoted to working exterior security, said Elfago Moye, a Hopkins security director.

Anyone with information was asked to call homicide detectives at 410-396-2100.

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