Police investigating double fatal shooting


Baltimore & Region

October 20, 2005|By GUS G. SENTEMENTES

Police are investigating a double shooting on an East Baltimore street that claimed the lives of an adult and a teenager Tuesday night.

Someone approached the 31-year-old man and 16-year-old boy in the 1700 block of N. Bradford St. and shot them about 10 p.m., police said. The man was driven by a friend to Johns Hopkins Hospital, while the boy was taken by paramedics, police said.

The man died at 10:15 p.m. and the boy died 15 minutes later. Both had suffered multiple gunshot wounds, police said.

Officer Nicole Monroe, a police spokeswoman, said the juvenile had an arrest record for drugs, deadly weapon possession and stealing an automobile. The adult had an extensive criminal record with city police and was recently on probation for drug possession, she said.

At the scene, investigators found stray large-caliber bullets lodged in the door frame and living room wall of a nearby home, police said. When police served a search and seizure warrant to recover the bullets, they arrested a juvenile in the home who had a handgun and charged him with handgun violations, police said.

The juvenile was not a suspect in the homicides, police said. Police did not release the names of the victims yesterday for unspecified reasons.

With the killings, the city's homicide count as of yesterday was 219 for this year, compared with 234 for the corresponding period last year, police said.

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