Police name officers in shootings
The Baltimore Police Department yesterday identified the two Southern District officers responsible for returning gunfire and shooting three men, killing two of them, after a July 4th celebration outside a union hall near Carroll Park.
The officers were identified as James L. Brooks, an 11-year veteran, and Christopher D. Ahearn, a veteran of 2 1/2 years, said Sterling Clifford, a department spokesman.
The two officers drove to the Maryland Chapter of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Council 67 headquarters in the 1400 block of Bush St. about 1:30 a.m. Saturday because of a call reporting gunfire, police said.
The hall was rented out for a private party. Three people drove away in a car and fired at the officers from the vehicle, police said. The officers returned fire, striking Darryl A. White Jr. in the hand, according to court papers. He was charged with handgun possession and narcotics charges and held on $175,000 bail.
Fatally shot were Raemond Paul White, 21, and Haywood Theodore White, 18. Police said they believe the three are related.
Falls Road, north
Outage disrupts light rail service
An early-morning power outage to overhead light rail lines disrupted service all day yesterday from the Falls Road station to other stations heading north, Maryland Transit Administration officials said.
The outage began about 6 a.m. and ended at 9:30 p.m., said MTA spokeswoman Jawauna M. Greene. About 20 buses took passengers to the stations north of Falls Road, Greene said.
Old Frederick Rd.
Police investigating a suspicious death
City police are investigating after a woman's body was found in the 4500 block of Old Frederick Road, near New Psalmist Baptist Church, a spokesman for the department said.
Homicide detectives were called to the scene about 11 p.m yesterday, according to Donny Moses, the spokesman. The case is being investigated as a suspicious death, Moses said. Further details were unavailable.
Colonel takes command of post
Col. Daniel L. Thomas, a career intelligence officer, has been appointed the next commander of Fort Meade, the Army post in Anne Arundel County.
Thomas will replace Col. Kenneth O. McCreedy, the installation's commander since 2005, who will retire from the Army with 28 years of service. The change of command will take place at a ceremony July 14 at Fort Meade.
Thomas became the Army's deputy chief of staff, V Corps, in June 2005 and was later deployed to Baghdad as deputy chief of staff for intelligence in the Multi-National Corps Iraq.