Man slain in possible drug deal Unidentified victim found shot on Booth St.

February 13, 1992|By Richard Irwin | Richard Irwin,Staff Writer

An unidentified man died during the night after he was shot at least twice during an apparent drug-related incident on Booth Street in West Baltimore, police said.

Homicide detective Marvin Sydnor said the victim, who carried no identification but appeared to be in his 20s, was to be fingerprinted today at the state medical examiner's office in an effort to identify him.

Detective Sydnor said police found the man about 11:40 p.m., lying face up in the 2100 block of Booth St.

Near the man were at least two plastic vials containing suspected cocaine, the detective said.

Detective Sydnor said the man had been shot at least once in the neck and once in the head.

The victim was taken to the University of Maryland Medical Center and was pronounced dead shortly after midnight.

The detective said residents of the Booth Street block were unable to recognize the man.

However, several Western District police officers recalled seeing him in the area in the past few weeks.

Detective Sydnor said police saw him "hanging around a section that has a drug-trafficking problem, but he wasn't arrested."

Detective Sydnor said no empty shell casings were found at the shooting scene, indicating that the victim was shot with a revolver.

Police said anyone with information about the slaying should call the homicide squad at 396-2100.

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