Man dies 5 hours after theft-shooting

April 13, 1992

A 36-year-old man died last evening about five hours after he was shot in the chest by two men who robbed him in West Baltimore.

Detectives said David Franklin Brooks was sitting in the back seat of a Ford LTD at 12:45 p.m. in the 1500 block of W. Fayette St. when two robbers walked up and demanded money. Police said that Mr.Brooks apparently handed over his money before being shot and that his wallet was found a short distance away.

Police said they did not know why Mr. Brooks, who lived in the 600 block of Scott St. in South Baltimore, was in the neighborhood. He died about 5:30 p.m. at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center while being treated for a chest wound.

Police said one suspect was described as a black man in his 30s, 5 feet 10 inches tall with a slim build, wearing a gray hooded sweat shirt with green trim. The other suspect, also black, was about 6 feet tall, missing some front teeth and wearing a gray jacket and tan pants.

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