Catsonville man slain

April 16, 1993|By Staff report

CATONSVILLE -- Around 10 p.m. last night, patrons in King's Palace tavern in the 100 block Winters Lane heard gunshots and went outside to investigate.

They found a may lying on a grassy knoll in the 6000 block of Booker Road, a short distance from the tavern.

Pronounced dead at the scene from at least two gunshot wounds to the torso was Gilbert Martin Hankis, 32, of the 100 block of Egges Lane in Catonsville.

The scene of the shooting was several blocks from the victim's home.

Police said they had determined no motive for the fatal shooting and had no one in custody.

Residents of the area told police they saw the victim purchasing beer on Frederick Road about an hour before he was fatally shot.

Anyone with information about the slaying is urged to call the Wilkens District at 887-0872 or the homicide squad at 887-3943.

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