West Baltimore shooting raises homicide total to 31

Most killings in 1 month since July

also, man shot in 2002 died last week

February 01, 2005|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

A man died early yesterday after being shot in West Baltimore, making him the city's 31st homicide victim of January, police said.

Exxon Turner, 18, of the 2700 block of Koko Lane was pronounced dead shortly after midnight at Maryland Shock Trauma Center, police said. Officers responded to a call for a shooting about 9:10 p.m. Sunday in the 1800 block of Ruxton Ave. and found Turner sprawled in the street. He had been shot in the head, police said.

Also yesterday, police announced that a man shot in August 2002 had died from his wounds.

Eric Pinkney, 19, was shot Aug. 15, 2002, in the 1500 block of Retreat St., police said. He died Thursday at Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center & Hospital, police said. He had lived in the 2900 block of Parkwood Ave.

The 31 homicides recorded as of last evening were the most in a single month since July. Police said there have not been more than 31 homicides in a month since April 2000.

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