A 16-year-old who allegedly attempted to rob someone outside a West Baltimore bar early yesterday was shot to death when his accomplice opened fire on the intended robbery victim but hit the youth instead.
The incident occurred about 3 a.m., when 18-year-old Corey Wilson left the 2 Spot Bar at Calverton Road and Wheeler Avenue and was confronted by two gunmen demanding his money, the police said.
Mr. Wilson told investigators that instead of handing over his money, he pushed one of the holdup men and started to run south on Calverton Road.
One of the two assailants opened fire but hit his accomplice in the chest, the police said.
Mortally wounded, Ezell Brown of the first block of North Gilmor ++ Street ran from the scene, managing to get to the 2400 block of West Fayette Street about a block away before collapsing, the police said.
Meanwhile, Mr. Wilson and two witnesses to the attempted holdup flagged down a patrol car to report the shooting.
Mr. Wilson, who was uninjured, was taken to West Fayette Street where he identified young Brown as one of the gunmen who had tried to rob him, the police said. Investigators said a .380-caliber revolver was found at the scene.
The wounded 16-year-old was taken to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center where he died about two hours later.
The second robbery suspect -- now being sought for murder -- was identified only as a short man wearing stone-washed jeans.
Police said the investigation was continuing.
The killing was the 14th homicide in Baltimore this year, the same number at this time last year.