Crime Watch

November 02, 2007

Unidentified man dies after being shot in head

A man found shot in the head Wednesday night in a Northwest Baltimore alley died early yesterday, the 251st homicide of the year, authorities said.

Officers investigating reports of gunshots near Park Heights and Woodland avenues about 9:40 p.m. heard more gunshots and were told by a resident that someone had been shot a few blocks away.

Other officers found the victim lying between Woodland Avenue and the Thorndale Apartments complex.

The man, who had been shot in the head, was taken to Sinai Hospital, where he died shortly after midnight, police said. He was not carrying identification, and police have not identified him.

Last year at this time, there had been 231 homicides in the city.

Also yesterday, police released the name of the man who was killed Wednesday afternoon in the Barclay neighborhood.

Naim M. King, 31, was shot several times in the 2400 block of Brentwood Ave. about 12:30 p.m. He died about an hour later at Johns Hopkins Hospital, police said. Police said King lived in the 900 block of McAleer Court in East Baltimore.

Gus G. Sentementes

2 Harford County men shot

Harford County sheriff's deputies are investigating shootings in Bel Air and Edgewood that left two people with non-life-threatening wounds.

A 24-year-old Bel Air man was shot in his home in the 700 block of Thomas Run Road about 11 p.m. Wednesday. After being awakened by a noise outside, the man looked out a window and saw three people. One of them shot at him through the window, the bullet hitting his abdomen, said Sgt. Christina Presberry, spokeswoman for the Harford County Sheriff's Office. The victim was flown to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center.

About four hours later, deputies responded to a call about shots fired in the 1800 block of Eloise Lane in Edgewood and found a 32-year-old Aberdeen resident with a gunshot wound to his upper leg.

The victim told deputies he had been visiting a friend in the area when three to five men approached him near his car and ordered him to the ground. The men went through his clothes, but took nothing, Presberry said. One of the assailants shot the man in the leg before they fled. The victim was taken to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.

The incidents are not thought to be related, Presberry said.

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