A shooting that police said had all the elements of being drug-related claimed the life of a 24-year-old northwest Baltimore man whose body was found last night in the 2900 block of Parkwood Ave., a few blocks from Druid Hill Park.
Homicide Detective Frank Barlow said the victim had been carrying a "very large" quantity of suspected narcotics, a beeper and a small-caliber revolver.
The victim was identified as Timothy Gregory Spivey, of the 2500 block of Park Heights Terrace.
Uniformed Western District officers found Spivey's body in the street shortly before 8 o'clock last night, Barlow said. He said Spivey was pronounced dead at the scene from what appeared to be a bullet wound to the head.
The body was removed to the medical examiner's office, where an autopsy was to be performed today to determine the cause of death.
"Without any doubt," said Barlow, "it was a drug-related killing."
He said police found "a large number of plastic bags containing what looks like heroin."
Barlow said residents of the area saw Spivey arguing with two men moments before one of them pulled out a handgun and shot him in the head at close range.
Barlow said the gunman and his companion fled on foot, but it was not certain if the unarmed man played a role in the shooting.
"The unarmed man may have fled because his companion shot someone and he didn't want to hang around," said Barlow.
Barlow said anyone having information about the slaying should call the homicide squad at 396-2100.