City police investigating three recent slayings

June 27, 1996|By Peter Hermann and John Rivera | Peter Hermann and John Rivera,SUN STAFF

City police are investigating unrelated incidents yesterday and Tuesday that left three people dead in East and West Baltimore. Police said they knew of no motive or suspects in any of the cases.

Police found the body of a man in his early 30s about 5: 15 p.m. yesterday in the doorway of an apartment building in the 2000 block of E. 20th St. on the east side.

The man -- whose name was not released by police because relatives had yet to be notified -- had been shot at least six times, including one time in the right temple.

Witnesses told police the victim was shot by a man in dark clothing who rode away on a dark-colored mountain bike.

Police said William Christian, 53, of the 1800 block of N. Chester St. in East Baltimore, was found dead about 12: 30 a.m. Tuesday in a hallway outside his bedroom.

Police said he had been stabbed in the neck and the left forearm during a struggle with an unknown assailant.

About 11: 15 p.m. Tuesday night, a man walked up to two other men in the 2100 block of Denison St. in West Baltimore and opened fire with a semiautomatic handgun. Sherman Foster, 23, of the 1000 block of W. Fayette St. was pronounced dead at the scene.

Darrell Wade, 22, of the 4000 block of Fairfax Road was shot several times and was in good condition yesterday at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center.

Pub Date: 6/27/96

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