A Father's Day visit turned deadly yesterday afternoon outside an East Baltimore house when a father of two children was shot and seriously wounded and his half-brother was killed, city police reported.
The mother's current boyfriend - alleged by police to be the gunman - was being sought last night.
The father, 19-year-old Michael Deal of the 300 block of S. Catherine St., and his half-brother, David Anderson, 20, of the 1800 block of N. Dallas St., arrived about 5 p.m. at the house in the 1900 block of Perlman Place to take Deal's daughters, ages 3 and 4, out to celebrate Father's Day, said Detective Charles Bealefeld.
After Deal placed the children in Anderson's car, the mother's boyfriend approached and shot Deal in the head, Bealefeld said.
The gunman then shot Anderson in the chest as he sat at the steering wheel, shielding the children with his body, Bealefeld said. The children were not hit, and the gunman fled.
Bealefeld said Deal, who managed to run from the scene, was found by police two blocks away and taken by ambulance to Johns Hopkins Hospital. The girls' mother placed Anderson in her car and drove him to Hopkins.
Bealefeld said Anderson died a short time later, and Deal was reported in serious condition.