Suspect sought in shooting death

June 03, 1991

City police today were seeking a motive and a suspect in the death of a 23-year-old Baltimore man who was shot in the chest on North Dukeland Street in West Baltimore.

The victim, Rodney Wayne Smith of the 2600 block of Oswego Ave., was shot once about 3:20 p.m. yesterday behind a house in the 1800 block of N. Dukeland St., police said.

A motive for the slaying has not been established.

"All we know is he was walking . . . and he got shot," a homicide detective said.

The detective said there were no apparent signs of robbery.

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