Slain boy identified as police officer's son
A 17-year-old boy who was fatally shot Sunday night at an Owings Mills apartment complex was the son of a Baltimore police officer, county police said yesterday as the investigation of the killing continued.
The victim was identified as Kevin B. Evans Jr., a resident of the Morningside Heights Apartments in the first block of old Coach Lane, where the shooting was reported about 7:30 p.m., police said.
His father, Officer Kevin B. Evans, is assigned to the city's Southeastern District, county police said.
County police responding to a 911 call reporting gunshots found young Evans lying on the ground between two apartment buildings. He had been shot once in the upper body and died a short time later at Northwest Hospital Center, police said.
Man held on sex charges
A 22-year-old man was being held without bail in the Baltimore City Detention Center after being charged with sex crimes against a 14-year-old girl who disappeared from a White Marsh theater, authorities said yesterday.
After a District Court hearing at the Central Booking and Intake Center, Allex Venable of the 2100 block of Sinclair Lane was also ordered to have no contact with the teenager, who lives in Fallston, city prosecutors said.
She was found Friday night in a house in the 1600 block of N. Longwood St. in West Baltimore and returned to her parents Saturday, police said.
The girl had been missing since last weekend when she took a taxi from her home to the Loews White Marsh theater, where she met two men, according to state police. She later went with the men to the America's Best Inn and Suites on Frankford Avenue near U.S. 40, authorities said.
Public forum set on death penalty
The mother of a murder victim and a man who was sent to death row and later found to be innocent will be among guests at a forum on the death penalty Feb. 13.
Vicki Schieber of Montgomery County and Ray Krone of Pennsylvania will appear at the forum co-sponsored by the Baltimore County League of Women Voters and the Maryland Citizens Against Executions.
The event, open to the public, will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the Towson Unitarian Universalist Church, 1710 Dulaney Valley Road.
Last year at its national convention, delegates of the League of Women Voters of the United States voted overwhelmingly for the repeal of the death penalty nationwide.
A salute to African-Americans
The Friends of Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum and the Baltimore County Department of Recreation and Parks will present a salute to the first African-Americans in the county Feb. 10.
"From Slavery to Freedom: Africans in the Americas" will feature storyteller Angie Dodson and the Ellington Adderly African American jazz ensemble.
The event will be held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the museum, 300 Oella Ave., Catonsville. Information: 410-887-1081.
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