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>> i'm kai jackson. >> and i'm sally thorner. here's what people are talking about. chilling video will be key to a defense. just hours ago, a teenager pled not guilty to footing a five- year-old girl. tonight, mike hellgren has the videotape that you just saw a moment ago. the defense attorney says several people close to the case have reviewed that case and says his client is not the shooter. now, that came from this city watch camera here behind me. this video shows the shooting that severely injured 5-year-old wyatt. the video wjz abtained from our newspaper partner, the baltimore sun, shows people scattering. the gunman, hard to distinguish. police say he's 17-year-old
lamont davis, arrested since the time he was 10. at the time of the shooting, davis was wearing home monitoring. his lawyer, a public defender, told wjz, the shooter on this video is not his client. because, he says, he's not wearing that ankle bracelet monitor. these are davis' legs, enhanced for a closer view. investigators believe he was fighting with another teenager, pulled out a gun, and fired over and over, hitting little raven, who had nothing to do with that dispute. >> what are we as parents spezzed to do? -- supposed to do? kids can't walk the streets. they can't go to school. you know, she was just a little girl. >> not this baby. -- do not let the death of this baby, whatever happens to her be in vain. >> what i wanted to know was to make sure that we knew and that we did something about it as soon as we knew. >> the juvenile justice system
as it exists today in maryland has outlived its usefulness. >> this video shows the senseless brutal act that changed her life forever, will be key in davis' defense. >> and davis remains in custody at this hour. he is charged with many serious charges, including attempted first-degree murder. kai? >> mike, thank you. that's mike hellgren, reporting live. police say witnesses identified davis through photo lineups. >> the mother of a baltimore toddler, starved to death, will be released from jail and sent to a counseling center in northeast maryland. vic is live in the newsroom with the latest. vic? >> reporter: ria ramkissoon pleaded guilty to taking part in in a cult that starved her son to death. they stopped feeding the boy, when he refused to say amen after meals. his body was found last year in a suitcase in pennsylvania. as part of her plea dealt, ram
kiss -- deal, ramkissoon agreed to testify against the other cult members. a 93-year-old baltimore man says he's glad to be alive tonight after being held hostage in his home for hours by an armed man. eyewitness news is live along bel air road in northeast baltimore. suzanne collins has more on one suspect in custody. and the other one who is on the run. suzanne? >> well, kai, after a successful rescue of the elderly man, right now, a 26- year-old has been charged with taking him hostage. >> reporter: it's high drama in gardenville as the city police s.w.a.t. team converges on mary avenue, after a gas station robbery. one suspect barricades himself in a house. the homeowner, 93-year-old williamdorfler -- doerfler is taken hostage. >> the intruder was calm. basically what he said was, i'm
not here to hurt you. i'm just here to rest up. and i'm going to run away after that. >> reporter: the older man who uses a cane and a walker, reports he was abducted from his backyard at 10:00 a.m. yesterday, while feeding leftover pancakes to birds. she describes it to wjz on the phone from good samaritan hospital, where he is undergoing tests. >> he picked you up? >> he carried me upstairs and laid me in my bed, in my bedroom. and he said, don't call nobody. and don't tell anybody i'm here. and i won't hurt you. >> reporter: the 93-year-old said he complied. and when police and family members called on the phone, he hung up. officers track said the suspects with dogs to doerfler's backyard and surrounded the house. >> reporter: the family waited at the fire department around the corner, being briefed by police. william doerfler would be rescued first. then tear gas would be fired into the home. but doerfler was also protecting himself.
after being held hostage for hours, william doerfler said he blocked the door to the bathroom and shouted out to the suspect that if the suspect came in, he would shoot him. >> the son of the suspect says that he did have a loaded gun to carry out that act. but police saved him first. doerfler, a world war ii veteran says it was terrifying. >> how did you feel? >> i was scared [ bleep ]. >> reporter: and this suspect has been charged with armed burglary and other charges. we also learned today that the suspect was armed with a bb gun, not a gun that possibly could have killed someone. but they're searching for a second suspect. back to you on tv hill from gardenville. >> okay, suzanne. thank you. it's been another very warm and humid day out today. some are taking the day to enjoy a snowball. can we expect the warm temps to
stick around? we have complete coverage. >> i was actually 6 degrees cooler than yesterday. we have a severe thunderstorm warning for the next 15 minutes, actually in york county. heavy rain with that one cell up there, as much as 1 to 2 inches reported in some spots. just now moving to the west of glen rock, into northern carroll and northern baltimore county. the other cell, just to the north of gettysburg. we have a couple of cells there that may be affecting northern maryland in the very near future. particular morn northern carroll, northern baltimore and northern harford county. as we move out to the east, around 20 miles an hour. that's when this went off to the southeast. maybe affecting you folks in western frederick county in the next 15 to 20 minutes. here in the baltimore region, in the east, very, very quiet. but there's more activity moving out to the west.
as you can see, the front is moving through tonight. there's a good chance that you can see more thunderstorms this evening. some could have heavy downpours. dangerous lightning and thunderstorms. take a look at temperatures at this hour. yesterday, we were at 93. we're down to 87. that is an improvement. ocean city at 89. oakland at 74 degrees. we're getting a little more activity going on. tropics, bernadette joins me now with a look at a tropical depression way out in the eastern atlantic. >> this tropical depression is way out. just leaving the african coast. want to show you on a very large view of our satellite, how far to the east it is. it's on the very right-hand part of your screen. that's the tropical depression. the thing is, it's probably going to become a tropical storm. and if it does, it will be our first named storm of the season. very late in the season for that to happen. but looks like it is possible. and it would be called tropical storm ana.
we'll also update your forecast shortly. >> thank you, bernadette. people around the world are mourning the death of a champion, for those with developmental disabilities. >> eunice kennedy shriver has died at the age of 88. she was the youngest sister of john f. kennedy and founder of the special olympics, which now boasts more than 1 million participants in different countries. shriver died overnight at cape cod hospital, surrounded by families. coming up, we'll hear from more olympians on the legacy she left behind. opponents to obama's healthcare reform made their voices heard. hundreds marched and lined up with signs, speaking out against reform. joel brown has the latest now for wjz from washington. opponents and supporters of the president's plan to overhaul healthcare drew the battle lines outside his new hampshire town home.
>> healthcare for all! healthcare for all! >> reporter: while loud protestors made their case outside -- >> first time in 68 years that i've protested. >> reporter: inside, president obama tried to regain control of the debate, by taking on the critics who have dominated town hall meetings with lawmakers across the country. >> where we do disagree, let's disagree over things that are real. not over these wild misrepresentations that bear no resemblance to anything that has actually been proposed. >> the president is changing his focus, trying to focus more on how the plan will help those who already have insurance, rather than the 50 million who don't have healthcare coverage. >> reporter: he pledges that this will ban insurance companies from denying americans from coverage just because they have an existing problem. >> i don't think government should be meddling.
but i also don't think insurance company bureaucrats should be meddling. that's the healthcare i believe in. >> but it wasn't enough for some protestors outside the event. they're convinced that this means a takeover of medicine. it's a message that the white house and democratic lawmakers will have to take. in washington, joel brown, wjz eyewitness news. now, coming up new at 6:00, a rowdy town hall meeting. and taking on a packed house and taking -- talking healthcare reform. still ahead. i'm kellye lynn, simp fly -- simplifying surgery. i'll sheyou a min -- show you a minimal approach to treating brain aneurysms. the new gm bolt could save you thousands in gas. are we in for a cooldown later this week?
since his arrival two years ago, the ceo of the baltimore public school has set out to improve the education. he has gathered all of the educators to lay out the path to progress. >> reporter: in a morning long presentation, the school ceo laid out all of the areas that the schools are improving in. and areas which they still need to improve. in order for these students to succeed, their teachers and administrators need to know the pathway to improvement. >> i think that's important. because it's basically getting everyone on the same page.
>> reporter: kids can't learn unless they're here. so alonzo keyed on attendance. from 2004 to now, attendance is up in high school: in middle school, it's up from 86 to 93%. over the past two years, there are 1700 fewer truant students. and there are 3600 fewer suspenses. >> i know that a lot of people are seeing the changes that are taking place. dr. alonzo has given more power and money to the individual schools. that's being hailed as one of the reasons the education is improving. we came from a place where we had to make extraordinary progress. and now we're at a point where we can truly become a model for the nation as a whole. that's why you take a college course.
they let you know what to expect. we seem to have something going. and it's making people tay attention. and of course, it's all due to your work. >> mike schuh, wjz eyewitness news. schools in the 63 open, august 31st. if you're waiting for someone to get home from work, let's check on the traffic now. we still have the accident on the top side of the beltway, causing delays. you're looking at a backup. running in the northern lanes. 16 minutes there with an average speed of only 13 miles an hour. two more in the city at east monument. 93 northbound remains sluggish.
that's an 11-minute ride at this point. you're looking at slow times at the top. and the west side of the beltway. there's a look at your speeds on the top. and the west side. you can see 40 miles an hour on the west side, between 795. average speed of 13 miles an hour. i should say with a drive time of 13 minutes. there's a look at the top side. try the big subway. piled high with toppings. subway, eat fresh. >> thank you, sharon. about 20, 23 miles north of here on tv hill. there is a pretty strong thunderstorm. we'll show you that in just a second. take a look at temps around here. a little quiet for the time being. 87, which make its about six degrees cooler than yesterday. and barometer holding steady. we'll come back and take a look at the storm after this. r ur
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at aring ton road. this is not too far from route 404 off of 50, where we have a multialarm fire. >> a little technical glitch. we'll try to get back to that fire in queenstown with captain mike perry and sky eye chopper 13 in just a bit. right now, let's take another look at our weather. it was a warm and humid day. we'll take a look at radar. we have the storms to the north of the region. right now, just across the mason-dixon line. in northern carol and baltimore county. we take a look at these right now. you can see the motion there. moving off to the southeast. at around 18 to 20 miles an hour. that's pretty strong cell. heading right to you folks. marketob. right on 83. coming right down route 30, approaching economy as well. a little lesserathitivity to the north. and a little east of felton
there. and one other strong cell, around gettysburg. this is also heading to the south and southeast. if you missed the other, you might get that. a whole cluster to our north. this is all moving to our south. there is a good chance, westminster to towson. bel air. all of this activity heading to the south and southeast of us. have to watch that. kind of sitting there for the last 30 minutes. heading southeast toward the frederick area. so we'll be watching that as well. more off to the west. take a look at temperatures now around the region. 74 in oakland. we're at 87. 88, 78 today. average is now 88 and 65. satellite picture. more showers showers and storms. that front front is going to
stall out to our south. and that's why we have a pretty good chance. wednesday, thursday, friday. maybe into the weekend of more scattered shower and thundershower activity. kind of in between a low- pressure to the south. a stalled front may be coming back to the north to the end of the week. it won't be as hot as it has been. bay temp at around 83 now. so scattered thunderstorms, yes. any of these could have heavy thunderstorms. tomorrow, another warm and muggy day. mid- to upper 80s. yes, shower and thunderstorm possibility. best chance, south and east of the region. but any of those have locally heavy downpours. >> thank you, bob. and we are going to go back to our breaking news we first brought you a moment ago. captain mike perry has more. >> a four-alarm fire in queenstown. it's off of route 50. harrington road. looks like a single family home was occupied.
fire consumed most of this house. there were no reports of injuries. but they still have a significant amount of fire apparatus from the queens town area. we still have a this. they are looking to make sure this still doesn't ignite. >> thank you very much, captain mike perriy. you watched the price is right. now it's your opportunity to be a contestant in the popular game show. you can take part in a contestant search. there is a contestant form you need to fill out. and you can find that on wjz.com. just click on the link at the top of the home page. and still ahead at 5:00. pharmacy search. las vegas. a group home here in
group, home for troubled teens after a firefighter is assaulted, responding to a five alarm call. the facility requires so much attention, it's becoming a burden for taxpayers. >> police and fire officials say they don't mind responding to calls for help from this group home in annapolis. they say the problem is, they spend way too much time here. >> set back from the street, the eastern point group home, licensed for 12 youthful fenders. it's here a firefighter was suspended. police say they have been called here four 56 times. >> what is that call doing to police officers? >> it's taking officers off the street for service. and sometimes important calls for service.
where people are in dire need for help. >> it calls for greater monitoring. >> he's already complained to the department of juvenile services and the department of reman resources. both say they're investigating and are promising more prevent monitoring. we have questions. police say they have got an inordinant amount of calls here. >> reporter: executive director lori harbor says she manages the facility and would only make a brief. >> as you're all aware, djs and the department of human resources are well aware of it. we're going to follow the ploat tol on what they direct us to do. >> reporter: neighbors say they tired of the frequent fire and police calls. >> there are lots of elderly folks in this neighborhood. many of them living by themselves. and i just think that it's uncomfortable for them. and it's certainly concerning
for me. >> in fact, so many of the homeowners in this area are so concerned about the problems with this group home, they're going to be having a neighborhood homeowners association meeting tomorrow to discuss it. in annapolis, i'm derek valcourt. eyewitness news. the department of human resources says they've agreed to step up their visits to the group home from 4 times a year to once a month. police are looking for help in finding a person in a stolen credit card. they have been used at several stores in the bel air area. the man is also wanted for questioning in connection with a video. vic is live in the newsroom with more on what is making this operation so very difficult. it came free of the murky and fast-moving river about 23
minutes ago. divers head one body inside. so far, seven others have been recovered. one other is trapped in the heavily damaged plane, located in about 60 feet of the water. it isn't immediately known if the part removed from the river contained the body. >> the corridor above the hudson is the busiest above the country. >> a new development into the investigation into michael jackson's death. federal drug alleges. a dea spokesman says they're looking for a record of controlled sentences that could lead back to the pop icon. >> this is part of the investigation in assisting the doa and the lapd and their investigation, with regard to michael jackson. >> it's unclear if applied pharmacy services were part.
for weeks, investigators have focused on murray. the cardiologist was with jackson when he died. >> recently, search warrants were gotten to search his home. >> these search warrant documents also believe that michael jackson used many names to obtain illegal prescription drugs. >> reporter: lawyers for dr. murray say he has been cooperative with investigators. as for exactly what killed jackson? the horonner's office has completed its work and appears to know the answer. but there is a security hold on details until the los angeles police department decides whether to charge someone. in los angeles, manuel gallegus, wjz eyewitness news. court documents are also looking into michael jackson's dealings with at least six are
the doctors. three people in ocean city are hospitalized, after possible carbon monoxide poisoning at a boardwalk hotel. the three experienced symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning. the source of the leak is still under investigation. in tonight's healthwatch, a brain aneurysm is like a ticking time bomb. a health condition that in a moment's notice can become deadly. doctors have long treated the problem with open surgery. but there is now a less invis -- invasive alternative. >> another benefit. this two-hour procedure requires a much lesser recovery than the traditional open surgery. >> reporter: kay shepherd is getting ready for a procedure to correct a life-threatening
problem. an aneurysm in her brain. the condition is something that could rupture suddenly, leaving her disabled or dead. >> i don't want to go through the rest of my life, wondering every time i get a headache, if that's the end. >> she has opted for a treatment,izing tine -- using tiny coils. >> we can do it through a centimeter incision in the groin area. patients often go home the next day after the procedure. >> reporter: he uses moving x- ray guidance. he moves it past the patient's heart. through the vessels in her neck and into her brain. the coils are made television platinum and are flexible so they can conform to the shape of the aneurysm. the small device could make a life-saving difference. >> the coil basically fills the aneurysm. and it introduces clots. and thus, blood doesn't get into the aneurysm.
thus, it can't get out and rupture. >> amazingly, this intervention isn't a cure -- is a cure. and patients often don't need follow-up. healthy living leads to a longer life. a government report shows people dramatically cut their chances for chronic disease and early death when they adopt four behaviors, never smoking, exefersing regularly -- exercising regularly, healthy eating and living well. an effortify of by -- effort by state officials to buy back inactive watermen licenses. the state was hoping for at least 2,000. some of the bids were sent in protest and asked for millions of dollars. officials say unused licenses
affect the effective counting of crabbing in the bay. local lawmakers and lobbyists are preparing for a debate over tax increases leading up to next year's election. safe way joins other supermarket chains in lowering prices. and a recipe for a two- fisted burger. for all of these stories and a whole lot more, look at the baltimore sun. i'm drooling. maryland is remembering eunice kennedy shriver today. mrs. shriver was 88 when she died this morning after a series of strokes. ron matz reports, the founder of the special olympics attended many of the games here and leaves behind many good friends. it's a simple message. thank you, mrs. shriver, for making this world a better place for all of us. it's from the maryland special olympics. senior v.p. tom white. >> you have a sense you were among greatness. but she never put on any airs.
it was always about the specialties of the athletes and what we could do to make their lives better. >> i'm pretty emotional about it myself. >> reporter: alice says eunice shriver meant a lot to her family. her 58-year-old brother is a special olympian. >> it feels like losing a family member myself. because without, as i said before, special olympics, my brother's life, and my family life would be completely different. >> reporter: the roots of the special olympics are right here in maryland. it all started in 1963. >> movement started right here, in the shrivers' backyard in rockville, maryland. actually, in 1963, she started a summer day camp, for individuals with mental retardation. >> reporter: mrs. shriver was a member of a famous family. but in championing the rights of the mentally disabled, she made her own mark, an extraordinary one on the world. >> i am so proud and so enriched by having not only known eunice kennedy shriver, but been part of the whole
special olympics growth over the years. >> she never wavered from her initial purpose, which was sort of, you know, working for individuals with mental disabilities, mental retardation at the time. accepting differences and celebrating the human spirit. >> a spirit that will live on. ron matz, wjz eyewitness news. >> eunice kennedy shriver was surrounded by family and friends when she died in a hospital in hyannis. more than 1 million athletes in more than 160 countries take part in the special olympics every year. >> knight a legacy. -- quite a legacy. asia shakes. two powerful earthquakes strike, triggering tsunami warnings across the indian ocean. general motors unveils the chevrolet volt. you won't believe how far this electrical car will go on just one gallon of gas. bob turk in the first warning weather center. showers and storms headed our way. first, here's today's
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you have thunderstorm activity across northern sections of baltimore. take a look at radar. pretty boy. that stuff just moving in from pennsylvania. that's got heavy rains with it. and gusty winds, maybe as high as 40 miles an hour. one approaching route 40. another in parkton, heading right down to hereford. south of shoes bury now. all of that moving off to the east and southeast at 15 to 18 miles an hour. looks like as it heads off to the east and southeast. you folks will be seeing that in your vicinity in the next 15 to 20 minutes. rest gets pretty active. speaking of storms, bernadette woods in the outback with a look at tomorrow's storms. >> i don't know what you're insinuating there, bob. for tomorrow, we're going to start out the day, warm and
muggy. but as we head through the afternoon, not quite as hot as it has been lately. and there is a chance for shower and thunderstorm. for the rest of the five-day, here's bob. looks like risk of showers and storms probably the next several days. won't be all that hot. but it will be rather humid. 86, 85. these are pretty normal temps. and each afternoon and evening, pretty run of the mill afternoon showers. 84, 86. maybe finally drying out. 86, 70 on sunday. sally? >> okay, bob. thank you. two powerful earthquakes rock asia, just days after a devastating typhoon leaves tens of thousands homeless. at least one person is dead in japan, and more than 100 were left injured in the quake's aftermath. one registered 6.6 on the richter scale. the other 7.6. a desperate rescue effort is under way in storm-ravaged
taiwan. as charlie d'agata reports, hundreds are being brought to safety. but hundreds more are feared. >> rescuers rush to get them out of the disaster zone. but others are scuffling with crews saying not enough is being done to save residents. taiwan's air military rescued about 350 victims in a village. survivors broke down in tears as fears grew for more than 700 people still missing. dozens are confirmed dead. one helicopter on a rescue mission crashed into a mountain, with three crewmembers on board. still, choppers continue to fly around the clock, bringing food and supplies in, and taking people out. children and babies cling to parents, while emergency teams struggle to keep shocked victims warm.
the typhoon pummeled taiwan with 80 inches of rain and slammed into the chinese main land. these homes were destroyed in seconds when a hillside gave way to the relentless rain. i heard this loud, rumbling sound, he says. and in about one second, the whole building came tumbling down. >> rescuers spent hours, searching for any sign of life beneath buried buildings. not all of those pulled from the mud and rubble survived. chinese authorities are still counting the human costs after the worst typhoon flooding to hit the region in 50 years. charlie d'agata, wjz eyewitness news. >> the typhoon's economic impact is expected to reach more than $1 billion. we have an update on that story out of california we brought you yesterday's breaking news. amazing video. for four hours, riders were stuck on this roller coaster at the great america amusement park in santa clara. rescue crews were called in to get the riders who were stuck 80 feet in the air. while people were shaken up
after the ordeal, everyone was brought down safely. general motors anxiety -- motors' first electric car promises more mileage than toyota's top hybrid, the prius. general murders says it should get 230 miles per gallon of city driving. the volt can be recharged by plugging into a standard wall outlet. >> 80% of americans drive less than 40 miles a day, to and from work. and this vehicle, if you drive less than 40 miles a day, you will probably be able to operate your whole year without using a drop of gas. >> the volt is expected to hit the market next year and sell for around $40,000. >> not bad looking. check in with eyewitness news at 6:00. >> were you talking about me or the car, sally? >> the car. >> healthcare reform fury has reached maryland. >> not enough.
tonight, eyewitness news sits down with senator ben cardin to address the controversial issue. plus... a new study shows how this every day pill can help people diagnosed with colon cancer. i'm teri okita with that health story just ahead. check in for these breaking stories coming up new at 6:00. now back to you, sally? >> thank you, vic. it's the end of an era. the soap opera, guiding light takes its final day on saturday. it is the longest-running soap in history. >> reporter: saying goodbye is a lot of drama, even for a soap opera star. >> it's those things. those people that you won't ever see again. it's being in that studio. >> reporter: "guiding light" shoots its final episode after72 years. >> i didn't get to say goodbye. >> kim zimmerman's riva has been part of the show for
nearly three decades. so what will she miss? >> the men. [ laughter ] i mean, come on. i've gotten to be involved with some of daytime's most gorgeous men. now it will just be me and my husband of 38 years or however long we have been married. i mean, now it will just be us. and i won't have that fantasy world. [ laughter ] >> reporter: and what a fantasy it's been. riva has been married nine times. she was a time traveler and she was cloned. >> one of me was not enough. they had to have two. [ laughter ] >> reporter: it's often taped here in this real-life town of new jersey. and all of the crazy twists and turns for the characters have been good for the show. guiding light and its characters and actors have won a total of 69 daytime emmy awards. >> i've won four. >> she is an extremely emotional person. she's a very giving person. >> i'm sorry! >> reporter: they won't reveal if riva and josh will end up
together. and they worry about their fans. >> this was an hour of their day that they aren't going to have anymore. so it's really the fans i feel sorry for. and the fact that at my age, i my never work again. [ laughter ] >> reporter: but kim can put on her resume, she was the light that guided the soap for much of his legendary run. karen brown, wjz eyewitness news. >> ide guy -- guiding light airs weekdays at 10:00 a.m. here on wjz 13. american companies are making changes when it comes to selling their food products in china. >> in the orient, for example, can you buy blueberry potato chips. and each aloe juice from minute maid. they have tweaked their products. for lays potato chips, that includes cucumber, lichee and mango. i'm sure salt and vinegar would be weird to them. >> yeah, i'm sure.
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o's back at it, against the athletics. and mark also has information. >> we find ourselveses with the orioles, who find themselves in the midst of an inexplicable defeat. it was another disheartening defeat. the o's will return to one of their young pitchers. he'll be trying to rebound from a rough last start, hit hard in detroit five days ago. o's rookies will get a hitter. growing pains for rookies is understandable. but the growing pains with guthrie.
mark ellis pounded out five hits. twice, he drove in runs against guthrie, who lasted fewer than five rnings and took the loss for his 12th defeat of the year. when you have struggles for this amount of time, sure it's a test. it's been a struggle since day one, though. i haven't pitched well for more than one or two games at a time during this accept. >> luke scott has been struggling at the plate. but he did come hume threw with a home run last night. the only home run for the o's. o's take on the a's, 705 tonight on masn 2. i was in westminster earlier today to check out ravens mini camp practice. and one thing is clear. the ravens are ready to hit the washington redskins in the preseason home opener tonight. evidence of that is what is happening when the ravens hit one another.
troy smith completes a pass. and frank walker responds with a takedown. another scuffle would break out during the breakup attempt. we talked to walker about the battle in camp. and his coach's view of these outbursts. you scuffle. you fight. it's over with. he's not going to say he's for it. but he understands the game. >> he understands what's happening. >> sometimes, tempers flare. it's good to see you got that fighting. i'm definitely not a sleeping dog. and if they wake me, i'll have to wake back up. i'm not all the way gone. there were some colts and ravens alumni -- alumni at practice. >> thank you, mark. still to come tonight on wjz eyewitness news. i'm suzanne collins. a 93-year-old man is held for hours in his home. i'll tell you how he survived
coming up on eyewitness news at 6:00. caught in the cross. shocking new surveillance video from the july shooting of a 5- year-old girl. and why the accused gunman says it proves he's innocent. touting match. healthcare reform is a hot topic tonight. a hero for special olympians. remembering eunice kennedy shrivers and her advancements for the disabled.
and it is still hot out there. but some thunderstorms are moving into parts of the state. the first warning weather team is tracking it all. check in for these stories and all the day's breaking news. "eyewitness news at 6:00" starts now. caught on tape. dramatic video shows a 5-year- old girl shot in the street. >> but is the gunman you see here the same teen charged in the case? >> hello, everyone. i'm vic carter. >> and i'm sally thorner. denise is off tonight. here's what people are talking about. caught on tape. wjz has obtained video of a killing of a 5-year-old. and the alleged suspect's