Man is slain in shooting on street Dozen shell casings found near victim.

February 14, 1992|By Richard Irwin and Roger Twigg | Richard Irwin and Roger Twigg,Staff Writers B

An unidenfied man was gunned down last night, apparently by two assailants, as he stood on a street in East Baltimore, police said.

Homicide detective Scott Keller said the victim was taken to Johns Hopkins Hospital, where he died of bullet wounds to the lower torso shortly after 11 p.m.

Police said the man was shot several times with large-caliber semiautomatic weapons shortly after 10 p.m. in the 1000 block of E. Hoffman St. near Holbrook Street.

Detective Keller said at least a dozen empty shell casings of different calibers were found on the ground near where Eastern District police found the victim.

The detective said the man was to be fingerprinted today at the state medical examiner's office in an effort to identify him.

A motive for the slaying was not known and no arrests had been made, police said.

In a separate incident about 11:25 a.m. yesterday, Antwan Snyder, 19, of the 5900 block of Glennor Road, was fatally shot in the 1600 block of Gorsuch Ave., police said.

Mr. Snyder was standing in front of a confectionery at Gorsuch Avenue and Polk Street when he was shot dead by an assailant, said Agent Arlene K. Jenkins, a police spokeswoman.

Agent Jenkins said the victim was shot in the head and chest with a large-caliber weapon and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police were seeking an unidentified man in that slaying. He was described as about 19 years old, about 5, feet 7 inches tall and weighing about 140 pounds. He was last seen wearing a dark jacket and tan boots.

Police said the possible assailant suffered a minor leg wound when he was shot during a dispute with Mr. Snyder Wednesday night. The dispute was drug-related and revenge is the apparent motive in the slaying, police said.

Just before midnight Wednesday, Rodney Maurice Madden, 24, of the 2100 block of Bolton St., was found shot numerous times in the 2100 block of Booth St., Agent Jenkins said.

The victim, who was shot in the head and neck, was taken to University of Maryland Medical Center and died there about 12:10 a.m. yesterday, police said.

Police said at least two plastic vials of suspected cocaine were found lying on the ground near Mr. Madden, causing investigators to believe that his death may have been drug-related. No arrests have been made in connection with the incident.

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