Man shot 6 times outside carryout in Reservoir Hill Officer shoots himself in Curtis Bay incident


A 30-year-old man was in critical condition after being shot six times Saturday night in front of a Chinese carryout in Reservoir Hill, and a Southern District police officer incurred a minor wound after accidentally shooting himself in the thigh early yesterday.

Lawrence Anderson of the 2400 block of Lakeview Ave. was listed in critical condition yesterday at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center.

Police said Mr. Anderson got into an argument with three men inside the carryout in the 900 block of Whitelock St., went home and got a .22-caliber handgun.

The argument resumed about 10:30 p.m. on Whitelock Street at Brookfield Avenue. Police said two of the three men opened fire with .38-caliber and .45-caliber pistols, hitting Mr. Anderson in the chest, legs and wrist.

Mr. Anderson did not pull his gun out, police said.

Police said yesterday they had no suspects.

In the Southern District, a five-year veteran officer was home recuperating yesterday after surgery at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center to remove a bullet from his thigh.

Lt. Milam E. Minor said the 26-year-old officer had responded to a call of two armed men in the 4200 block of Pennington Ave., Curtis Bay, shortly after midnight.

Police said the officer, Patrolman Edward Jones, arrived and saw one man carrying a knife and another swinging a chain in a "martial arts-like fashion."

While another officer arrested the man with the knife, Patrolman Jones took out his 9mm service handgun and ordered the other man to drop the chain. The officer then forced the suspect to the ground and attempted to holster his gun, which discharged, Lieutenant Minor said.

Troy Amoss, 20, and Melvin Kleinsmith, 19, both of the 3800 block of Fairhaven Ave. in Curtis Bay, were each charged with possession of a deadly weapon. Both men were released on personal recognizance yesterday following an appearance before a District Court commissioner.

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