West Baltimore man fatally shot near home

December 15, 1996

A 27-year-old man fell dead from gunshot wounds yesterday, about two blocks from his West Baltimore home, city police reported.

Willie Smith of the 1500 block of Gilmor St. was shot six times during a dispute with a group of men, police said. He was pronounced dead at the scene in the 1700 block of Laurens St.

Police said the shooting, which occurred shortly before 5 p.m., appeared to be drug-related.

Pub Date: 12/15/96

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