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Police search for clues in fatal shooting of West Baltimore man

Police had no leads yesterday in the killing of a 20-year-old man who was shot Friday afternoon two blocks from his West Baltimore rowhouse.

Eugene Richardson, of the 1100 block of Mosher Street, was found at 1 p.m. on nearby Smithson Street, lying on the ground with multiple gunshot wounds, police said.

Investigators said yesterday that they had no further information on the shooting.

Unidentified man found shot to death; no arrest made

Baltimore police last night were investigating a fatal shooting that occurred about 6 p.m. in the 1800 block of N. Montford Ave. in East Baltimore.

Police said the victim, a male whose name and age were not yet available, was found lying in the street. No arrest had been made in the case.

Late police officer awarded department's highest honor

Baltimore Police Officer Barry W. Wood, who was killed when his helicopter crashed nearly a year ago, was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor last week, the department's highest award which has been given only three times in the past six years.

Wood was chasing a stolen car when the two-seat helicopter known as Foxtrot crashed Nov. 4 in the parking lot of the B&O; Railroad museum. The crash remains under investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board.

Republican election judges sought for general election

Baltimore's Elections office is seeking Republicans willing to serve as election judges during the general election on Nov. 2.

The job entails working at a voting poll and pays $100 for the day. Classes instructing judges will be held tomorrow at 10 a.m. at the city election office at 417 E. Fayette St. People interested can just show up at the classes, officials said.

Information: 410-396-5580.

Four area companies win Better Business awards

The Better Business Bureau of Greater Maryland has announced its annual winners of the Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics.

Four companies in the Baltimore region won the award, created three years ago to recognize businesses that make ethics an integral part of their operations.

This year's winners were Brick Bodies Inc. of Baltimore County, Chesapeake Irrigation Services, Inc. of Anne Arundel County, Graphic Imaging Inc. of Baltimore City and Paragon Computer Services Inc. of Howard County.

In Howard County

Police seek injured pit bull that attacked officer's dog

LAUREL -- Howard County police officers looked for a wounded pit bull yesterday that remained loose after a skirmish with a Laurel police dog.

Laurel K-9 officer James R. Brooks was going home to Livery Lane from work early Friday morning when two stray pit bulls attacked his dog, according to Howard County police, who are investigating the case. Brooks tried to intervene, but the pit bulls were too aggressive.

The officer fired at the dogs, wounding one. The dogs scurried off before they could be caught, police said.

Police say naked man stole auto, broke into homes

ELKRIDGE -- A knife-wielding naked man broke into two Elkridge homes and carjacked a vehicle Friday evening before being apprehended, Howard County police said yesterday.

Police say the incidents began at 6: 15 p.m. when the man accosted a neighbor in her home on Church Avenue. As police approached, he fled by commandeering a car at a nearby intersection, police said. He abandoned the car at Furnace Avenue and entered another home, police said.

Police arrested Jimmy Nathaniel Brown, 38, of the 5800 block of Race Road on charges including carjacking, assault and indecent exposure.

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