Police investigate two homicides in the city

March 31, 2007|By Ruma Kumar

Police are investigating two homicides that occurred early yesterday morning.

Police found an unidentified man shot in the 3400 block of Noble St. about 1:10 a.m. He was transported to Johns Hopkins Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 1:35 a.m. Police have no witnesses and are trying to determine the man's identity, said Agent Donny Moses, a police spokesman.

Police responded to a second shooting about 2:15 a.m. at a home in the 6800 block of Sturbridge Drive.

Officers found Pelvin Derrien, 23, suffering from several gunshot wounds to his head and another man shot in the arms and legs, Moses said. Detectives believe the shootings were part of an attempted robbery based on witness statements, though nothing was stolen, he said.

Both men were taken to Johns Hopkins Hospital, where Derrien was pronounced dead at 3:05 a.m. The other victim, whose name was withheld by police, is in serious but stable condition.

Witnesses said the two men were playing video games at Derrien's girlfriend's home when two men came through the front door and began shooting.

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