Customer shot during convenience store robbery, other crime news

A customer was shot in the chest during an armed robbery of a Hamilton convenience store in Northeast Baltimore Tuesday night. The victim was described as conscious and breathing when it was taken to an area hospital.

The Sun's Steve Kilar reports that two masked men ran away. One was armed with a silver handgun, and went behind the counter and took money and cigarettes. Read the complete story here.

In a controversial move. federal immigration agents are to begin checking the residency status of people arrested in Baltimore. The move is drawing a rebuke from the city's mayor, who believes it will prevent victims from calling police for help and cooperating in helping to solve crime.

Julie Scharper, who covers city government for The Sun, reports that Bolton Hill community leaders pleaded with Baltimore zoning officials Tuesday to prevent a fraternal lodge from holding late-night parties. When the commander of the Police Department's Central District showed up with vice officers one night, Maj. Dennis Smith told the board that the promoter was a cop.

Jurors in Virginia are to begin deliberations to decide the fate of George Huguely V, charged with premeditated murder in the 2010 death of his University of Virginia girlfriend, Yeardley Love. The Sun's Tricia Bishop reports on the evidence jurors will have to sort through to decide whether the killing was premeditated.

The U.S. Justice Department has opened an investigation into the possible discriminatory practices in hiring on the Baltimore County police and fire department. The Sun's Arthur Hirsch reports on the probe.

Three siblings were killed in a car crash in Bel Air, and two people were killed in an accident in Baltimore County on Tuesday. In Howard County, two teens were seriously injured when a car hit a school bus.

Anne Arundel County police are reporting that a 44-year-old man was stabbed during an altercation that resulted from road rage. The incident occurred along Route 3 in Gambrills late Monday afternoon. Read the police account here.


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