Police investigate fatal shooting of West Baltimore man near his home

March 24, 2001

A West Baltimore man was fatally shot yesterday about a block from his Thomas Avenue home, police said.

Antoine Smith, 25, of the 1600 block of Thomas Ave., near North Avenue, was shot several times in the chest around 5 p.m., said Agent Martin Bartness, a police spokesman.

Police knew of no motive and had no suspect in Smith's shooting. The detective investigating the case said that Smith and another person were "tussling" moments before the victim was shot, Bartness said.

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