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Suspects arrested in Jan. 1 shooting of pizza driver


Two men sought in the New Year's Day pizza-driver shooting and robbery at a Columbia apartment complex were arrested yesterday by FBI agents in North Carolina.

Pursuing a tip, the federal agency's Charlotte Fugitive Task Force arrested the two suspects at a residence there at 4: 20 p.m. yesterday, said Special Agent Peter A. Gulotta, an FBI spokesman in Baltimore.

Two employees of Papa John's Pizza in the Harper's Choice Village Center were robbed and one was shot after being sent to the Harpers Forest apartment complex Jan. 1 to deliver an $81.05 order that was placed from a pay phone, according to county police.

The shooting victim, Martha Lunsford, 30, and a male co-worker arrived at the apartment complex and were ambushed by two men who forced them into a laundry room. They were each robbed of about $20, police said.

The two employees were led to a parking lot, where their assailants tried to abduct them.

Lunsford began to run -- and was shot in the jaw by one of the robbers, police said. She was hospitalized for about a week.

Two suspects arrested yesterday -- Baltimore residents Naim Quinton Abdul-Muhaimin, 20, of the 3200 block of Avon Ave. and Charles Albert Mosley Jr., 19, of the 500 block of E. 26th St. -- were charged with attempted first-degree murder and other offenses in warrants issued about a week after the incident, according to county police Sgt. Morris Carroll.

The two men were held in Charlotte on a federal charge of unlawful flight to avoid prosecution, Gulotta said, and were awaiting an extradition hearing.

Pub Date: 1/17/99

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