- The Washington Times - Monday, August 25, 2008


2 men killed in shootings

Two men were killed over the weekend in separate shootings, according to the Metropolitan Police Department.

The first incident occurred at about 11 p.m. Saturday when Jason Harris, 23, of Centerville, was found behind an apartment building on Morris Road in Southeast. He had multiple gunshot wounds and died at a hospital.

About 40 minutes later, Kennan Woods, 21, was found lying in a street at Holbrook Terrace in Northeast, blocks from his home, police said. He was pronounced dead at the scene.



Performer faces more charges

A licensed street performer already facing charges of fondling of a teenager has been accused of assaulting two other children, the Ocean City Police Department said.

Police said Andrii Mokrischev, 21 faces sexual assault charges involving a 9-year-old girl and a 15-year-old.

The performer earlier was charged with fondling a 16-year-old girl when she posed with him for a picture.

Police said Mr. Mokrischev dresses as Patrick the starfish - a character from the “Sponge Bob” cartoons - and poses for pictures with tourists in exchange for donations.


Teenager killed in shotgun accident

A 12-year-old girl was killed Saturday night by a bullet accidentally discharged from shotgun, Prince George’s County police said.

Officers found Glenn C. Ellis shot in her upper body at about 9:45 p.m. at Farrar Avenue in Cheltenham. She was taken to a hospital, where she died.

She was playing on a computer with other teenagers in an upstairs bedroom when one of them found an unsecured shotgun. They were playing with the shotgun when it discharged and struck her, police said.


Police: Man killed in boat break-in

A man was killed Sunday as he tried to break into the cabin of a sailboat in Jones Creek, Baltimore County police said.

Police were called at about 1 a.m. to the 27-foot sailboat, about 200 feet offshore, near the 7300 block of Geise Road.

A police spokesman said the 21-year-old man who lives on the boat told officers he was awakened by someone trying to enter the cabin.

The spokesman identified the victim as Albert Edward Driscoll III, 39, of Edgemere, and said a second suspect fled.

He said no charges have been filed against the 21-year-old man or the 18-year-old woman with him.


Two people killed in garage shooting

Two people were killed in a suspected homicide and officer- involved shooting Saturday night, Montgomery County police said.

Two officers responded to a call at about 10:30 p.m. and found a man and woman in the garage of a home on Vineyard Haven Drive. Officials said Michael Keith Wilson, 44, of Hagerstown, had a gun and was threatening Catherine Teresa Brown, 40, who lived on that street.

Officers were speaking with Mr. Wilson when shots were fired. Mr. Wilson and Miss Brown died at the scene. Police said a gun was found next to Mr. Wilson’s body, but it was not clear who fired the shots.

The two had a previous relationship. Mr. Wilson worked in security at the National Cathedral, while Miss Brown was a teacher at the Beauvoir National Cathedral School in Northwest.

The two officers were placed on administrative leave.

From wire dispatches and staff reports

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