Anne Arundel man jailed for hate crime

A white Hanover man who committed a hate crime by scratching a racial epithet into a black neighbor's car and smashing its windows - he said later that he was drunk at the time - was sentenced yesterday to 10 days in jail.


Anne Arundel County Circuit Judge Joseph P. Manck told Alan Lee Davis, 19, that he wanted to send a message that Davis' actions May 30 were not acceptable. He also ordered 24 months of supervised probation. Davis pleaded guilty in November.

Barry Turner, the owner of the damaged car, said he felt for Davis' parents and shook hands with them after the hearing. Davis' lawyer, Ira J. Wagonheim, said Davis is not a racist and is in treatment for alcohol and drug problems.


Andrea F. Siegel

Man found fatally shot

A 29-year-old man was shot shortly after 3 p.m. yesterday near his West Baltimore home and died about two hours later at Maryland Shock Trauma Center, a city police detective said.

He was the city's 35th homicide victim this year, compared with 41 at the same time last year.

The victim, whose name was withheld pending notification of relatives, was found lying on the sidewalk in the 2500 block of W. Baltimore St. about 3:10 p.m. by Southwestern District officers responding to a report of a shooting, said Detective Robert Dohony.

The man had multiple gunshot wounds to the upper body and died at Shock Trauma at 5:30 p.m., Dohony said.

Metro Crime Stoppers at 410-276-8888 is offering a reward of up to $2,000 for information leading to an arrest and conviction.

Richard Irwin


Harford shootings injure 2

The Harford County Sheriff's Office is investigating two shootings in Edgewood over the weekend that authorities believe might be gang-related.

About 5:30 p.m. Saturday, a 17-year-old boy was confronted by two men, one of whom had a gun, while walking to the rear of a gas station on Hanson Road, the department said.

During a struggle, the teenager was shot in the left wrist. He fled, evading more shots, and was treated at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center in Bel Air.

Four hours later, a 22-year-old man was wounded in the arm when a bullet went through the wall of a townhouse in the 500 block of Candlewood Drive.

The department said it suspects gang involvement because of previous incidents in the area.


Justin Fenton