Beating death, fatal shootings probed

Woman's body found

5 men slain in the city

May 14, 2002|By Richard Irwin and Laurie Willis | Richard Irwin and Laurie Willis,SUN STAFF

Baltimore homicide detectives are investigating the fatal shootings of five men in various parts of the city since Saturday, as well as the death of a woman whose partially nude and beaten body was found early yesterday in the Canton Industrial Area.

Police were awaiting autopsy results on the body of the unidentified woman, found about 1:30 a.m. in the 1400 block of Baylis St., and said they were seeking evidence on whether the death could be linked to those of two other women whose bodies were found earlier in the Southeast Baltimore industrial area.

The other women were Melody Brock, 34, found beaten and suffocated April 9 in the 2200 block of Newkirk St.; and Tabitha Bruce, 22, found beaten and strangled Sept. 6 in the 6200 block of Seaforth St. Both slayings remain unsolved.

Three of the fatal shootings occurred yesterday -- the latest about 4:15 p.m. in the 1400 block of Darley Ave. in East Baltimore.

Donta Carter, 18, of the 700 block of Glenwood Ave., was found in the street after being shot at least once in the upper body with a shotgun. He died 30 minutes later at Johns Hopkins Hospital, said Detective Martin Young.

About 3:30 a.m., an unidentified man was found shot several times in the 2700 block of E. Madison St. and died at Maryland Shock Trauma Center.

Police responding to gunshots in the 800 block of N. Carey St. about 1:30 a.m. found Leroy Lamont Johnson, 21, whose address was not known, lying in the street and bleeding from multiple gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Shortly before 3 a.m. Sunday, police responding to shots fired at West Lanvale and North Payson streets found Albert Dunbar, 22, of the 2700 block of Huntingdon Ave., lying in the street. He died at Shock Trauma a short time later.

Eddie Fogg, 42, of the first block of Calvin Hill Court in Dundalk was shot several times about 1:30 a.m. Saturday in the 1900 block of Oak Hill Ave. in East Baltimore and died shortly after arrival at Johns Hopkins Hospital, police said.

Anyone with information about the kilings is asked to call the homicide squad at 410-396-2100.

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