Detective Killed Over Parking Spot

Attacker hurled concrete chunk at cop's head, say witnesses
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Oct 18, 2010 1:44 AM CDT
Baltimore off-duty detective Brian Stevenson was killed in an argument over a parking space.   (AP Photo/Baltimore City Police Department)
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(Newser) – The battle over tight parking turned deadly over the weekend when a Baltimore man slammed an off-duty detective in the head with a chunk of concrete as the two argued over a free spot in front of a restaurant, police report. Brian Stevenson, an 18-year veteran of the Baltimore force, was celebrating his 38th birthday when the two men argued over the spot. Sian James, 25, picked up a block of concrete and hurled it at Stevenson, striking him in the head, according to witnesses.

James was busted shortly after Stevenson died in a local hospital and was charged yesterday with first-degree murder, reports CNN. For Stevenson "to lose his life in this manner is senseless," said the police commissioner.

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