- The Washington Times - Sunday, April 15, 2007

MARYLAND

BROOKLYN

Man in trunk shot; driver takes off

A Brooklyn man shot another and drove off with the wounded man in the trunk of his car, Anne Arundel police said.

Antonio Moore hit Teiko Johnson in the face with the butt of a gun and tried to force him into the trunk of his car early yesterday morning in the 5100 block of Brookwood Road, police said. Mr. Johnson was injured but was able to flee.

Then, police said, Mr. Moore forced Michael Francis into the trunk of his car, shot him and drove off with Mr. Francis still in the trunk. The car, which was reported stolen last month, was found later, and Mr. Francis’ bloodstained clothes were found inside.

Police now consider Mr. Francis a critically missing person.

A warrant issued for Mr. Moore charges him with attempted murder, assault, kidnapping, attempted kidnapping and other charges.

WALDORF

Cousin sought in deputy’s wounding

A Charles County sheriff’s deputy is recovering from a gunshot wound, and authorities are looking for his cousin.

Police said Deputy James Thompson, 33, was off duty yesterday at the apartment he shared with his cousin, Christopher Jenkins, 28, when Mr. Jenkins shot the deputy in the arm with his service weapon, and then fled. The gun was found in the apartment.

A spokeswoman for the sheriff’s office says investigators have not determined what led up to the shooting.

LINTHICUM

Red liquid in jug prompts alert at BWI

A baggage claim area at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport was evacuated yesterday after a milk jug filled with an unknown reddish liquid was found on a curb outside.

The jug was found just before noon outside Pier D.

The area was cleared of people before the fire department came in to run tests, Maryland Transportation Authority Police spokesman Cpl. Jonathan Green. The Maryland Department of the Environment also ran tests and then took possession of the jug.

Cpl. Green said the liquid was not hazardous substance.

The area was reopened shortly after 1 p.m.

DAVIDSONVILLE

Woman’s body found floating in creek

A woman’s body was found yesterday afternoon in a creek.

Rescuers found the body at about 2:15 p.m. in Davidsonville Branch near Patuxent River Road.

County police spokesman Lt. David Waltemeyer said the woman’s husband called 911 after spotting part of a body.

After about an hour of searching, swift-water rescuers were able to reach the body in 2 feet of water.

Lt. Waltemeyer told the Annapolis Capital that detectives are conducting a death investigation, but that he couldn’t say whether foul play was suspected.

VIRGINIA

PETERSBURG

Students evacuated after dorm fire

A fire in the basement of a Virginia State University dormitory forced the evacuation of about 120 students Saturday night, police said.

The fire in a storage room in the basement of Puryear Hall was reported just after 8 p.m., Chesterfield County fire officials said. Firefighters quickly put out the fire, and damage was confined to the storage room.

No one was injured. The cause of the fire was not known.

Puryear Hall, a residence hall for freshmen, was built in 1959.

From wire dispatches and staff reports

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