November 22, 2009

Catonsville Shootings

From the Baltimore Sun.

Baltimore police shot one man in the stomach during a gunbattle and arrested another Saturday night in West Baltimore after a chase that began in Baltimore County, a police spokesman said. The men are suspected of involvement in the shooting of two men during a robbery Tuesday night at Your Convenience Store in the 700 block Frederick Road, in Catonsville and in a second robbery-shooting Friday night, according to Baltimore County police. In the Catonsville incident, Brian Michael Meise, 52, was killed, and store owner Sudhir Shah, 55, was wounded. City police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said county police chased a vehicle used by two men into the city's Edmondson area about 7:30 p.m. The men abandoned their car, but police arrested the driver. The passenger ran, firing at police, who fired back. He was hit in the stomach in the 4500 block of Pen Lucy Road and taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center, Guglielmi said. Two city officers suffered "very superficial" scrapes and bruises during the foot chase, he said.
- Larry Carson


Anonymous said...

Community leaders need to do something to prevent criminals from even beginning a series of events like this. Our neighbors and loved ones frequent dining places and other business establishments within yards of where these shootings occurred. That criminals can make our community feel vulnerable before 7 p.m. or at any time is just horrible. Leaders need to step up and do something to make sure this doesn't happen again and not just because these guys have been apprehended, but because the leaders are being proactive.

Anonymous said...

Until the state of Maryland allows law abiding citizens in this state to carry firearms, I'm afraid this sort of criminal activity will continue and only get worse. We're nothing but a bunch of sitting ducks waiting to be victims and the criminals know this.

Anonymous said...

And until then, we'll have to warn potential customers to our neighboring businesses of the dangers of frequenting establishments in the area. It's a shame -- so close to the holiday season.

On the Lighter Side!