Police Shoot Man With a Knife; Other Crime News Over Busy Weekend


By Peter Hermann

6:16 AM EST, December 12, 2011

A Baltimore police officer shot and wounded a 38-year-old man inside a Southwest Baltimore rowhouse Sunday night, marking the end of a busy weekend across the region. Here is a look at crime you might have missed:

The Sun’s Justin Fenton reports on the police-involved shooting: Anthony Guglielmi, the police department’s chief spokesman, said officers were called about 10 p.m. for a report of a “family disturbance” at a home in the unit block of S. Morley St. in the Saint Joseph’s neighborhood. Officers encountered the man in an upstairs bedroom, where he refused orders to drop a knife and was shot multiple times, Guglielmi said. The victim was identified as Franklin Owens by his sister, Charlene Owens, who said he suffers from schizophrenia.

Baltimore City police said they were investigating a Sunday morning shooting in West Baltimore. Officers were called to the 1900 block of Clifton Ave. just before 6 a.m., where they found a 21-year-old man with a gunshot wound in the buttocks, police said. The man was taken to an area hospital, where he was in stable condition, police said.

Baltimore Police are investigating a non-fatal shooting that took place in the Midtown District of West Baltimore early Sunday morning. Officers responding to a call they shortly before 5 a.m. arrived at a fire station in the 2200 block of West Edmondson Ave. to find a 19-year-old male who had suffered a gunshot wound in the hand.

A 58-year-old man who was found dead Saturday morning in the Park Circle neighborhood of Northwest Baltimore was the victim of a homicide, city police confirmed. Police said the victim had been stabbed. He was found about 10 a.m. No other information, including the victim’s name, has been released.

A man who was shot several times about 3 a.m. Saturday in an Northeast Baltimore alley managed to get himself to a hospital in East Baltimore where he was treated for gunshot wounds to the arm, back and leg, according to city police. He was shot in the 3500 block of Northern Parkway in the Woodring community. No arrests or motive has been reported.

Baltimore County police say they have charged a former Goodwill employee with robbing three of the discount stores in November. Richard C. Pettaway, 29, of the 2000-block of Ramblewood Road in North Baltimore, was charged with five counts of armed robbery and three counts of using a handgun in the commission of a crime. Police say Pettaway was involved in robberies on Nov. 11 and Nov. 16 at the Goodwill store at 1753 E. Joppa Road and on Nov. 18 at the store at 200 W. Padonia Road, where police said he had worked.

Baltimore County police have charged 19-year-old man with first-degree murder in the Sept. 16 shooting of a man in Dundalk. Jeremiah Ezekiel Edwards, of the 7400 block of Berkshire Road, was arrested over the weekend, according to police. He is charged with killing Robert Charles Nelson, 24, whos was found lying at the curb near Lang Street and Dalton Road.

The remains of a Cecil County woman who went missing more than three years ago were found a week ago in Delaware and identified Friday, police said. Brittany N. Peart, who lived on Manor Road in Elkton, was found Dec. 4 by two hunters in a wooded area just over the state line, according to a Saturday statement by Maryland State Police. She was 21 when she disappeared.

A Baltimore police officer and two motorists were injured around 7 a.m. Sunday when their vehicles collided at the intersection of Clifton Ave. and N. Longwood St. in West Baltimore, police said.

Takoma Park police said a man who stabbed a driver during a carjacking attempt was later fatally shot as he struggled with a police officer, according to the Associated Press. Police said the 19-year-old man tried to steal a Porsche at a gas station on New Hampshire Avenue on Saturday afternoon and stabbed the resisting owner with what appeared to be a steak knife. The car’s owner was taken to a hospital in critical condition, police said.

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