Teen is shot, killed in robbery try

January 10, 1992

A 16-year-old West Baltimore youth was shot and fatally wounded early today during an attempted robbery of a man on the street.

Police said Ezell Brown, of the first block of N. Gilmor St., died from a gunshot wound to the chest at 4:50 a.m. at the Shock-Trauma Unit in Baltimore.

Police were trying to sort out details of the incident and had not determined why Brown was shot.

The robbery victim, Corey Wilson, 18, of the 3400 block of W. Saratoga St., told police he was outside the Grant Two Spot bar in the first block of Wheeler Ave., near Calverton Road, about 3 a.m. when he was approached by two youths who demanded money.

Wilson said he shoved one robber and heard a gunshot. Immediately afterward, Wilson said, one youth ran as though he had been shot.

Brown was found on the sidewalk in the 2200 block of W. Fayette St., a short distance from the bar.

Investigators said that before Brown died, they had planned to seek a warrant charging him with attempted robbery of Wilson.

Police are unsure who fired the shot that struck Brown and said a second youth has not been found. No weapon was found at the scene.

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