Police seek information on shootings in O’Donnell Heights complex


N. Rose St., 600 block, June 16, 12:05 a.m. The officer said that he saw both the victim and the suspect in the middle of the street, fighting over a silver BB gun. Investigation revealed that the suspect had robbed the victim of his marijuana at gun point, and a struggle over the gun ensued. The suspect was arrested for the robbery; the victim was arrested for distribution of a controlled drug.

E. Fayette St., 1700 block, June 17, 2:15 a.m. A woman told police that she was at the bus stop looking at her phone when she noticed the suspect standing in front of her. She reported that he shoved her, took her phone, ran to a blue minivan, and fled.

Silver Ct., 200 block, June 18, 8:35 p.m. A man said that he was entering his house when a suspect struck him in the back of the head with a gun. The male suspect forced the victim upstairs, demanding money. The two began to fight and the suspect tried to shoot the victim, but the victim jammed his finger behind the trigger, he told police. At some point, the victim’s girlfriend came home, and, hearing the commotion, took her daughter to a neighbor’s house. She returned and saw the fight. The suspect then turned his attention to her and pointed his gun at her, demanding money. She told him it was downstairs. The suspect went downstairs and took her purse with $86 dollars and a WIC bag containing a gallon of milk and a dozen eggs. The woman was not hurt in the incident; her boyfriend was taken to the hospital with a head injury. A warrant was obtained for the suspect’s arrest.

Boston St., 6100 block, June 19, 11 a.m. A man told police that he was walking to the bus stop when the male suspects approached him, assaulted him, took his property, and fled.

Eastern Ave., 3200 block, June 19, 11:55 a.m. Two men entered the liquor store and asked for a box of Newports. They then walked behind the counter and put a gun to the victims’ head and pushed the victim to the floor. One suspect acted as a lookout while the other took the victim’s wallet and then removed money from the cash register. Also taken was six cartons of Newport cigarettes.

E. Baltimore St., 3800 block, June 21, 12:14 a.m. A man told police that he was walking his dog when two male suspects approached. One asked him if he was “Pa.” The victim ignored the question. The suspects then grabbed him, punched him all over, and took his property before fleeing. One of the suspects was located during and area canvas and identified by the victim. That suspect was arrested.

E. Fairmount Ave., 2100 block, June 21, 1:12 a.m. A man told police that he was sitting on the steps at the location when the suspect walked by. Both greeted each other. The suspect then turned around with a black semiautomatic handgun and demanded the victim’s phone. The victim refused. The suspect then demanded his phone or wallet. The victim again refused. The suspect struck the victim in the head, and the magazine of his gun fell out. Panicking, the suspect fled.

E. Lombard St., 3800 block, June 21, 10:40 p.m. A man told police that he had just walked out of the grocery store and entered his car when the suspect opened the passenger door, pulled out a gun, racked the slide, and said, “Where’s the keys at.” The victim replied that the keys were in the ignition; the suspect ordered him out of the car. An officer later spotted a car that met the description, and the suspect was arrested.

Aggravated Assault

S. Dean St., 800 block, June 16, 2:24 a.m. The victim, who did not cooperate with police, said that he was waiting for a bus when a group of individuals he would not describe attacked him. They struck him and smashed his head into the tail light of a parked vehicle. He went to Bayview for stitches but refused to cooperate with the investigation.

Malvern St., 1600 block, June 17, 8:53 p.m. A woman came into the house, yelling that she was entering and nobody could do anything about it. She threw a glass bottle at a woman in the house, but missed her and hit a man instead. The suspect then grabbed the woman’s purse and left. She later turned herself in. Neither the relationship between the parties nor the origin of the dispute could be determined. The suspect was arrested.

S. Ann St., 300 block, June 18, 11 p.m. The victim, who had been drinking, got into a dispute with a person driving a Ford truck. The suspect reportedly stopped the vehicle, grabbed a baseball bat from the bed, and hit the victim in the head with it. The victim sustained a small cut to his eye; he was transported to the hospital for evaluation.

Joplin St., 300 block, June 19, 7:41 p.m. Responding to a call for an assault, officers found the victim with a cut to the head. An investigation revealed that the victim was in a dispute with another man over money. A fight broke out involving a frying pan and a PVC pipe. The brother of the suspect also started attacking the victim, believing that his brother was losing the fight. Both the suspect and his brother were arrested; the three are roommates at the same house.

Fortview Way, 6100 block, June 19, 10:41 p.m. An officer responded to the hospital for a walk-in shooting victim. The victim said that he had exited the bus at Gusryan and Boston streets and was walking toward McDonalds when he heard gunfire and dropped to the ground. A woman in a silver car dropped him off at the hospital.

S. Dallas Ct., 200 block, June 22, 4:21 p.m. An officer responded to the location and found spent casings on the block. Another call for a shooting on the 200 block of S. Broadway came, and a victim was found on a park bench with a bullet wound to the leg. The shooting had occurred at Dallas Ct.; the investigation continues.

S. Haven St., 100 block, June 22, 9:59 p.m. The victim said that the suspect hit him in the head with a beer bottle during an argument. A witness backed up his story; the suspect was arrested.

Police seeking information

The police are seeking information on two shootings that occurred in the O’Donnell Heights housing complex, near 6100 Shipview Way. Both shootings were on the night of June 19; one was at 9:40 p.m., and the other was at 10:40 p.m. Both shooting victims later admitted themselves to area hospitals as walk-ins.
Anyone with information may contact the police at 410-396-2429; callers may remain anonymous.

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