Four men fatally shot in unrelated city slayings

May 29, 2006|By LAURA MCCANDLISH AND RICHARD IRWIN

An unidentified man was shot to death last night in Southwest Baltimore in the latest of four unrelated weekend slayings, city police said.

Southern District officers responding to a report of a shooting found the man about 9:15 p.m. in the 1700 block of Frederick Ave., near Hollins Street, bleeding from multiple gunshot wounds, including one to the head, said Agent Donny Moses, a police spokesman.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene, Moses said.

Shortly before 5:30 a.m. yesterday, an unidentified man was shot in the abdomen in the 400 block of S. Lehigh St. and died after surgery at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.

The body of a man who apparently was shot late Saturday was found yesterday morning in the rear yard of a house in Fells Point, police said.

Shortly before 7 a.m., Southeastern District officers were summoned to the yard in the 200 block of S. Broadway, where Donye Blackston, 22, of the 5700 block of Plainfield Ave. was found dead from multiple gunshot wounds to the upper body, said homicide Detective James Lloyd.

Moses said police had received a 911 call about 11:30 p.m. Saturday for shots fired in the area but had not found a victim of the gunfire. Lloyd said the body was concealed by a fence and could not be seen from the alley.

About 2:50 p.m. Saturday, 32- year-old Darnell A. Spearman was gunned down at Caroline and Federal streets in East Baltimore. Spearman, of the 1500 block of E. Lafayette St., had multiple wounds and was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

Metro Crime Stoppers at 410-276-8888 is offering a reward of up to $2,000 for information leading to an arrest and indictment in any of the slayings.

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