3 men killed in separate city shootings

One incident began in dance club, police say

May 29, 2001|By Lynn Anderson | Lynn Anderson,SUN STAFF

Three men were shot and killed in separate incidents in Baltimore yesterday, police reported.

A 19-year-old man died of gunshot wounds after a confrontation that started at a downtown dance club turned deadly, police said.

Homicide Detective John G. Thanner identified the victim as Jawan A. Jackson and said he was living with his grandmother in Baltimore County. The detective would not further identify the address, saying the investigation was continuing.

"He [Jackson] or his friends were involved in an argument at a club at Eutaw and Mulberry streets called the Tunnel," Thanner said. "After they left, the people they were involved in the argument with followed them to the 900 block of Pennsylvania Avenue. At that location [at 2:41 a.m.], he was shot multiple times."

Jackson died shortly after he was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center, Thanner said.

In the second incident, Kennyatta Harris, 26, no address available, was shot several times at about 3:50 p.m. as he drove his late-model Lexus in the 1600 block of N. Thomas Ave., said Detective Sgt. Andre Bonaparte. Police said the lone gunman was on foot.

After Harris was shot, his Lexus rammed a parked car. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Bonaparte said detectives are baffled as to why Harris was targeted. "We don't know of any apparent motive," he said. "From what we are hearing, he was a guy who rarely came around the area."

In a separate incident about an hour later, Raymond Hendricks, 32, of the 2000 block of Clifton Ave., was shot several times by an unknown assailant in the 1800 block of N. Pulaski Highway.

Hendricks was running from the gunman when he was shot, said Baltimore Police Det. Frank Miller.

"Sun staff writer Greg Garland contributed to this article.

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