Police say a 28-year-old man was fatally shot in Mount Vernon after two men burst into his apartment building and placed a gun to his mother's head. The shooting occurred Dec. 6 in the 700 block of N. Howard St.
Travis Makofski, 28, lived in a first-floor rear apartment with his mother, who was superintendent of the building. About 2:15 a.m., the doorbell rang and the mother went to the front entrance door of the triplex. Two men shoved the door open and one of them placed a gun to her head, police said. Makofski left his apartment and asked the suspects what they were doing, and was shot in the face, police said. He was pronounced dead about an hour later at Maryland Shock Trauma Center.