Update on incident involving discharged firearm around 2 am on 1000 block of S. Charles Street

Update from Major Dombroski on incident involving discharged firearm around 2 am on 1000 block of S. Charles Street:

As of 11:07am: The handgun that was recovered by SD Police (9MM Ekol Volga) was consistent with what is known as a “blank gun”. A “blank gun” is a firearm that does not shoot a projectile, however it makes a loud sound or bang like a normal firearm. The Major believes this is the probable (he stressed probable) scenario, however he will not be able to confirm until ballistics testing is completed, which could take up to 3 weeks.

Victim was 25 AA Male. Suspects were a 24 AA Male and 26 AA Male. One suspect has an record of about 5 or 6 charges, the other may have one previous charge. It appears that all three involved had ties to NW Baltimore.

Discharge of Firearm on 1000 block of S. Charles Street at 2:00am today

Directly from Major Domboski:

As of 4:04am: Early Saturday morning just prior to 2 a.m. An individual had a dispute in a local bar which led to an assault after the bar closed. The assault occurred in the 1000 block of South Charles Street. Two men assaulted another man and one of the aggressors then discharged a firearm. He fired one shot, and then tried to flee the area. Officers immediately arrested the suspects and recovered the handgun. The victim sustained minor injuries and was treated on the scene. Nobody was struck by gunfire. As further information develops I will advise.

As of 9:12am: At this time it is unclear if suspect shot at victim, or just discharged the gun. He is charged with assault and handgun violations. I will advise if they are charged with attempted murder. This incident stems from an ongoing dispute from 2007 in high school over a female.

Other: I have since spoken with the Major on the phone and he explained the above and that the investigation to determine exactly what happened is underway.

 

Thank you,

Eric Costello

President, FHNA

Unapproved Vendors Soliciting City Residents / DPW urges homeowners to double-check offers of service

Baltimore City Department of Public Works Director Rudolph S. Chow, P.E., today warned City homeowners that only HomeServe USA has the endorsement of Baltimore City to provide emergency repair coverage of their water and sewer service lines. If you receive a solicitation that does not contain the City seal and identifies a company other than HomeServe USA, it is not supported or endorsed by the City.

“We learned this afternoon that at least one company is representing itself as having been endorsed by the City to offer service plans,” said Mr. Chow. “After an extensive, nationwide search, the City entered into a partnership with HomeServe USA – and only HomeServe USA – to offer the optional residential service plans for water and sewer service lines.

Just as much of the public water and sewer lines in the City are old and at or nearing the end of their useful lives, the lines on private property are also subject to failure. The optional service plans now available through HomeServe offer low-cost protection against broken or impaired lines, which can cost thousands of dollars to fix.

The City will not generate any revenue through its partnership with HomeServe. The City will not offer billing services for the company, and is not paying for HomeServe’s ongoing marketing campaign.

“We have no control over whether our customers decide to buy optional service contracts for their private water and sewer service lines, and we can’t force them to only buy from one company,” added Mr. Chow. “But no company other than HomeServe USA is operating with   The City’s support.”

For additional information about HomeServe USA and the water and sewer repair programs available, please go to www.baltimoreservicerepairs.com or call 1-855-807-6631.

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