20-year-old man shot in head and chest dies

CRIME WATCH

August 13, 2007|By Justin Fenton and Richard Irwin

Two men were shot to death over the weekend, bring to 196 the number of homicides in Baltimore this year, police said.

Late last night, Byron Dickey, 28, of East Baltimore died at Johns Hopkins Hospital. An unknown gunman shot him repeatedly while the victim stood in the 2100 block of Barclay St. about 4 p.m. Police said Dickey was shot at very close range and was found by officers responding to a report of a shooting.

In an unrelated incident, a Baltimore man who was shot in the head and chest Saturday evening died several hours later after he was taken off a life-support system at a hospital, police said yesterday.

Davon McCargo, 20, of the 600 block of N. Monroe St. was pronounced dead at 8:10 p.m. Saturday at Maryland Shock Trauma Center, said Agent Donny Moses, a Police Department spokesman.

Police found the wounded McCargo in the 1300 block of W. Lafayette Ave. about 5 p.m., where a large crowd had gathered around him, Moses said.

There were no witnesses to the shooting, and police know of no suspects or motive, Moses said.

McCargo is the 195th homicide victim this year, compared with 168 at the same time last year, Moses said.

McCargo had been arrested several times, most recently in June on drug distribution charges that were later dropped. He was previously jailed for attempted murder, but that charge also was dropped.

It was not known if McCargo was related to Keenan McCargo, 28, of the 3700 block of Lyndale Ave., who was shot about 7:45 a.m. Aug. 2 near his home and died a short time later at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.

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 either slaying.

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