Man, 31, beaten on Northwest street dies

December 01, 2007

A 31-year-old man who was beaten with a tree branch Tuesday morning in Northwest Baltimore has died of his injuries, and police added his name yesterday to the list of this year's homicides, bringing the total to 268.

The victim was identified as Quentin Reddicks-Flowers of the 2400 block of Francis St. in West Baltimore.

Police said two witnesses saw him get tackled, punched and beaten about 11:45 a.m. in the 4000 block of W. Rogers Ave.

Officers found a bloody tree branch nearby.

Police said Reddicks-Flowers died at Sinai Hospital at 11:15 p.m. Wednesday That same day, police detectives arrested Jermaine Cornish, 17, of the 5500 block of Gist Ave., and charged him with first-degree murder.

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