A 21-year-old man who gave cigarettes to two men - and walked with them for a few blocks - was shot and wounded late Thursday in North Baltimore's Chinquapin Park-Belvedere neighborhood, city police said yesterday.
While walking north with a friend on York Road near Belvedere Avenue, police said Jamie Dicapua encountered two men outside a liquor store who asked them for cigarettes. They gave the men cigarettes and walked with them, crossing over Northern Parkway and turning off York Road at about 11:35 p.m., police said.
One of the men pulled out a gun and pointed it at Dicapua in the 6000 block of Ready Ave., police said. The assailant told Dicapua to get on the ground, and threatened to kill him, the police spokesman said. Dicapua pushed the gun away and ran, and the man shot him in the back and left hip, police said.
Dicapua was being treated at an unspecified hospital.