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Man dies in shooting in West Baltimore

Baltimore police are investigating the fatal shooting of a 32-year-old West Baltimore man who was found slumped in the driver's seat of a vehicle early yesterday. Officers responded to a report of shots fired in the 1800 block of Penrose Ave. about 12:40 a.m., said Agent Donny Moses, a police spokesman. They found William Haskins in a 1995 Chrysler with the driver's side front and rear windows shot out, Moses said. The car's engine was running and still in gear, and had drifted into a parked car in front of it. Haskins was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where he was pronounced dead at 1:42 a.m.

Liz F. Kay

Two teens arrested in Edmondson robbery

Two teenagers were arrested last week and charged in last month's armed robbery of a woman at Edmondson Village Shopping Center, police said. Members of the regional warrant apprehension task force arrested the suspects at their homes Thursday without incident, police said. Police identified the pair as Elliott Zieglar, 17, of the 6500 block of Redgate Road in Catonsville and Dominic Thornton, 19, of the 800 block of N. Curley St. Thornton and Zieglar, who was charged as an adult, were charged with armed robbery and related offenses in connection with the crime, police said. They are accused of robbing a shoe store employee about 7:30 p.m. Sept. 24 at the shopping center, police said.

Gus G. Sentementes

Police identify victim of fatal city shooting

Baltimore police identified yesterday the victim in a fatal shooting Thursday as 21-year-old Modesto Smith. Smith's last known address was the 1900 block of W. North Ave., said Agent Donny Moses, a police spokesman. Plainclothes members of the citywide violent crimes impact division found Smith lying with several gunshot wounds in the 700 block of Allegany Place near Carey Street. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Liz F. Kay

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