Man's fatal shooting is 4th death in 4 days


May 15, 2007|By Peter Hermann and Richard Irwin

An unidentified man was shot and killed yesterday in East Baltimore - the city's fourth homicide since Friday night, police said.

Officers responding to calls reporting gunshots about 12:30 a.m. yesterday found the man lying on the street in the 2500 block of Garrett Ave., in the Coldstream-Homestead-Montebello neighborhood. The victim, with wounds to the head, body and legs, was pronounced dead at Johns Hopkins Hospital at 1:19 a.m., police said.

The shooting came after a weekend of violence that left three people dead Friday night and Saturday, including one in the nearby East Baltimore Midway neighborhood. The victim in that incident, 29-year-old Antoine Deshawn Hawkins of the 600 block of Streeper St., was fatally shot in the 2200 block of Robb St. about 1 a.m. Saturday.

Police also identified a victim from a Friday night slaying in the 900 block of N. Chester St. in the Middle East community. Office Nicole Monroe, a police spokeswoman, said Gerald Lamont Wilson, 22, of the 600 block of N. Luzerne Ave. was shot to death there about 11 p.m.

Monroe also said that the death of a man whose body was found about 10 a.m. Saturday in his east-side home in the 1700 block of N. Dallas St. has been ruled a homicide. Todd Little, 29, was found dead by family members in a second-floor bedroom. Detectives thought that Little, who had been shot in the head, might have committed suicide. But the state medical examiner's office ruled the death a homicide. Monroe said.

Also, police reported yesterday that a man found shot to death May 2 in a vacant house in the 2200 block of Barclay St. has been identified as Derius Harmon, 18, of the 4700 block of Belle Forte Road in Randallstown,.

Police said the city's death toll from homicides stood at 106 yesterday, 10 more than at the same time in 2006.

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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