City police investigate two fatal shootings

March 09, 1997|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

A man was found fatally shot last night in a West Baltimore apartment where police found about 4 pounds of cocaine, authorities reported.

The slaying in the 2500 block of Winchester St. was discovered after neighbors called police about 8 p.m. to report gunfire -- about two hours after a fatal shooting in East Baltimore.

Investigators could not identify the Winchester Street victim last night, said Agent Ragina L. Cooper, a police spokeswoman. He had been shot in the head.

"Police believe it was drug-related," Cooper said. "They recovered two kilos of cocaine."

About 6 p.m., police found Circar Shoats, 20, of the 1800 block of N. Chester St. in East Baltimore fatally shot outside his home.

Pub Date: 3/09/97

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