Gunman shot at bank during robbery try
A would-be robber was wounded yesterday morning in an exchange of gunfire with an off-duty city police sergeant inside a Wachovia Bank branch in Northeast Baltimore, authorities said.
Neither the officer - a seven-year member of the Police Department moonlighting as a security guard - nor any customers or employees was injured in the encounter, said Agent Donny Moses, a police spokesman.
The unidentified gunman was in serious condition and under police guard last night at Sinai Hospital, said Moses, who gave this account:
About 11 a.m., the gunman entered the bank in the 1700 block of E. Northern Parkway in the Loch Raven Shopping Center and announced a robbery while approaching the teller stations. He did not immediately notice Sgt. Robert Brian Eiseman, a supervisor with the city police Housing Operations Unit, who was sitting at a desk near the front door and in full uniform.
When the gunman saw Eiseman, he turned toward the policeman and fired at least one errant shot. Eiseman drew his .40-caliber Glock service weapon and fired several rounds at the gunman, striking him in the upper body at least once.
Moses said the gunman carried no identification and could not be questioned because of his injuries. He was expected to be identified through fingerprints.
Eiseman was assigned to desk duty while the shooting is being investigated, the spokesman said.
Charged in mother's killing
A woman and her boyfriend have been arrested and charged with the fatal stabbing last summer of her mother - a security officer at the Walters Art Museum - city police said yesterday.
Carolyn Redd, 41, and Lawrence Gee, 33, both of the first block of S. Monastery Ave., were arrested Tuesday at separate locations in the city. They were charged with first-degree murder in the death of Redd's mother, 63-year-old Mary Page, said Detective Vincent Stevenson.
Page's body was found Aug. 18 in her home in the 200 block of N. Culver St. by police after a call from museum security staff concerned about her absence from work. Police knew of no motive for the slaying.
Guilty plea to drug, gun charges
A 27-year-old Baltimore man pleaded guilty to drug and gun possession charges yesterday in federal court, agreeing to a prison sentence of more than 20 years.
Maurice Mouzon, 27, of the Cherry Hill section of the city pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute cocaine and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug-trafficking offense. Under the terms of the plea agreement, Mouzon would receive a sentence of 20 years and 8 months in federal prison when he returns for a court hearing scheduled May 2.
According to court papers, FBI agents and Baltimore police officers searched Mouzon's home Sept. 28. Mouzon was found in his bedroom, authorities said, along with more than $7,000 in alleged drug proceeds and a loaded .45-caliber, semi-automatic pistol. Agents said they recovered more than 200 grams of powder cocaine from his car.
Woman sentenced to 30 years
A 42-year-old Baltimore woman was sentenced to 30 years in prison yesterday in the shooting death last year of a man with whom she lived. Iletha Murdaugh was convicted Jan. 7 by a city jury of second-degree murder and use of a handgun in a crime of violence.
Gregory Rollins, 41, was fatally shot March 7 at his home in the 500 block of N. Mosher St. Murdaugh first told police Rollins had killed himself, but testing showed no gunshot residue on his hands, while she did have it, prosecutors said. Murdaugh then said she had accidentally shot Rollins during an argument. Prosecutors and police believe Murdaugh, who has a history of theft and fraud convictions, shot Rollins in a jealous rage over his ex-girlfriend.
Human remains found after fire
FREDERICK -- Human remains - believed to be of a gunman who barricaded himself in a liquor store Monday about an hour before a fire engulfed it - were found yesterday afternoon and sent to the state medical examiner's office, authorities said. Police had identified the gunman as James C. Douglas, 29, of Frederick. Lt. Thomas Chase, Frederick police spokesman, said Douglas apparently ignited liquor, which fueled the blaze that destroyed the store and neighboring businesses in the Antietam Village center.