Robbers force way in, fatally shoot man

December 18, 2006|By Greg Garland | Greg Garland,SUN REPORTER

A 44-year-old man was shot to death late Saturday after answering a knock at the door of his apartment in the Curtis Bay section of South Baltimore, city police said yesterday.

The victim, whose name was withheld, opened his door shortly before 11 p.m., and two men forced their way inside the residence in the 3700 block of Fairhaven Ave., asked for money, then shot him in the chest, police said.

He was pronounced dead about 30 minutes later at Harbor Hospital, the police said.

In unrelated homicides, police identified the man who died in a triple shooting Saturday afternoon in West Baltimore and another who was fatally shot in Northwest Baltimore that morning.

Kirk Malone, 19, of the 700 block of N. Montford Ave. was one of three men found shot in a Lincoln Town Car about 3 p.m. near Lafayette Avenue and McCulloh Street. Malone died a short time later at Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where the other men were in critical but stable condition yesterday, police said.

The other homicide victim, Kevin West, 39, of the 9000 block of Meadow Heights Road in Randallstown, was found fatally shot shortly after 8 a.m. Saturday by officers investigating reported gunfire in the 2800 block of Virginia Ave., police said.

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