Teen-ager found slain death is being probed

September 25, 1992

A West Baltimore teen-ager died early today from a bullet wound to the head, and police have ruled the death as questionable, pending an autopsy.

Homicide Detective Earl Kratsch said Quincy Grossman, 17, of the 500 block of Bloom St., was standing in his kitchen shortly after midnight when he fell to the floor with a gunshot wound to the right side of his head near the temple.

The shot brought the youth's mother, who was in a nearby bedroom, into the kitchen, where she found her son on the floor.

The crew of a city fire department ambulance pronounced thteen-ager dead at the scene.

The detective said an examination of the body revealed contact wound, evidence that the muzzle of the gun was either touching the side of the youth's head or was very close to it when the shot was fired.

Detective Kratsch said the handgun was found on the floor nexto the youth and that a clip containing several rounds was found on a kitchen table.

The detective said an autopsy was to be performed today tdetermine if the youth accidentally shot himself while examining the gun or intended to take his own life.

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