City man succumbs to wound from 1994 attack

Stabbing victim dies of bowel obstruction

case ruled a homicide

Police seek witnesses

January 01, 2002|By Del Quentin Wilber | Del Quentin Wilber,SUN STAFF

A 29-year-old Baltimore man who was stabbed in 1994 died Saturday of complications related to the attack, city police said, and the state medical examiner has ruled the death a homicide.

Damon McCoy was stabbed in the abdomen Nov. 25, 1994, in the 1800 block of Pennsylvania Ave., police said.

McCoy, of the 1600 block of Bruce Court in West Baltimore, was treated at Maryland Shock Trauma Center, police said. It is unclear how greatly the injury affected McCoy's life. Relatives of the victim declined to comment yesterday.

McCoy checked himself in to Mercy Medical Center on Friday, complaining of stomach pain, police said. He died the next day.

State medical examiners ruled his death a homicide Sunday, saying he died of a bowel obstruction caused by scar tissue from his stab wound, police said.

McCoy was the 259th homicide of 2001, police said. It is unclear whether anyone was charged in McCoy's stabbing, and homicide detectives said they were seeking potential witnesses yesterday. Anyone with information about the case is urged to call Detectives Kirk Hastings or Gary Niedermeier at 410-396-2100.

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