Baltimore officer slain in fight over parking spot

By The Associated Press

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore police say an off-duty detective who was out celebrating his birthday was beaten to death in a dispute over a parking space.

Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi (goo-lee-EHL’-mee) said Detective Brian Stevenson would have turned 38 years old Sunday.

Guglielmi said Stevenson and a friend were in southeast Baltimore after 10 p.m. Saturday when the dispute erupted and an assailant hit Stevenson with a rock or large piece of concrete. Stevenson sustained head trauma and died at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. The suspects were described only as a man and a woman.

Guglielmi said witnesses led investigators to “persons of interest” who are being interrogated. He said police are optimistic charges will be filed.