Man on bike is slain in West Balto. Police know of no motive for shooting

October 25, 1993|By Richard Irwin | Richard Irwin,Staff Writer

A West Baltimore man was gunned down last night near the intersection of West North Avenue and North Monroe Street and died this morning at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center.

No arrest had been made and police knew of no motive for the killing.

Police said Raymond Logan, 23, of the 1700 block of N. Payson St., was seen riding his bike shortly before 11 p.m. near the intersection when several gunshots rang out.

Moments later, Western District police responding to a report of a shooting found the man lying in the eastbound lane of the 1900 block of W. North Ave. bleeding from bullet wounds to the head, back, right side and both legs.

On the pavement was the victim's bike, baseball cap and shattered eyeglasses.

Scattered about, police said, were at least seven empty shell casings from a large caliber semi-automatic handgun.

Police said the man was only able to mutter his first name to medics as they applied life-saving techniques in an effort to revive or stabilize him before he was transported to Shock Trauma, where he died at 12:36 a.m. today.

Western District uniformed police, along with detectives, interviewed several residents of the area but none were able to provide a description of the person who shot the victim.

Each said they heard at least four gunshots but didn't see anyone actually shoot Mr. Logan.

Police said Mr. Logan was arrested recently for assault but they were unable to say if that incident was a factor in his slaying.

Anyone having information about the incident is urged to call the city homicide squad at 396-2100.

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