Man, 24, fatally shot on street in West Baltimore

2 killed in unrelated cases over weekend identified

October 11, 2004|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

A 24-year-old man was fatally shot yesterday afternoon outside a West Baltimore apartment building - the latest of three weekend homicides reported by city police.

Donte R. Taylor of the 2400 block of W. Cold Spring Lane was standing outside an apartment building in the 2400 block of Winchester St. about 3:30 p.m. when an unknown assailant shot him several times in the upper body, police said.

Taylor died a short time later at Maryland Shock Trauma Center, according to police, who said they had made no arrest and did not know of a motive for the slaying.

Also yesterday, police named the victims of the weekend's other, unrelated homicides, which occurred hours apart Saturday on the city's west side.

David Ames, 39, was standing outside his home in the 600 block of N. Woodington Road about 7:30 p.m. when an unknown assailant shot him several times in the upper body, police said. Ames died a short time later at Shock Trauma.

Sheronda Butcher, 30, was standing in the front room of her house in the 800 block of N. Fulton Ave. about 4 a.m. when someone fired a shot through her front window. Butcher, who suffered a chest wound, died at the scene, police said.

Anyone with information about the fatal shootings was urged to call homicide detectives at 410-396-2100.

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