Police release names of shooting victims

June 17, 2008|By Gus G. Sentementes | Gus G. Sentementes,Sun reporter

Yesterday, Baltimore police released the names of two men who were fatally shot during a bloody weekend in the city. Three people, including the two whose identities were released, were killed and six others were wounded.

The two men were killed about 2:30 a.m. Saturday in the 4200 block of Shamrock Ave., off Belair Road in Northeast Baltimore. A third man was shot and wounded in the incident. He was treated at a hospital, police said.

They slain men were identified as Bryant Price, 23, of the 3600 block of Chesterfield Ave. and Justin N. Amis, 22, of no fixed address.

According to court records, Price had been free on $100,000 bail while awaiting trial in Baltimore Circuit Court on charges of carrying and firing an illegal handgun in Baltimore in September. His trial was scheduled for July 17, court records show.

Relatives of the men could not be reached for comment yesterday. Officer Nicole Monroe, a police spokeswoman, said detectives did not know of a motive in the double killing.

In another case, police said the medical examiner's office has ruled that a man found by a passer-by about 6 a.m. Saturday behind a house in the 2900 block of Hamilton Ave. died of a single stab wound to the left side of his head. His name had not been released.

In addition, two teenage boys fatally shot June 12 at a city park in the 1500 block of Moreland Ave. were identified as Djuan Anderson, 17, of the 500 block of W. Preston St. and Darrius Harrison, also 17, of the 1900 block of N. Pulaski St.

Police said the name of a man shot about 2:20 a.m. Friday in the 3100 block of Brighton St. and who died five hours later at Maryland Shock Trauma Center is being withheld pending notification of relatives.

Also named yesterday was Tyrone H. Wells, 33, of the 8300 block of Scotts Level Road in Baltimore County, who was found fatally shot June 3 while seated in a car parked in the 4100 block of Rockfield Road.

Five other people were wounded by gunfire in separate incidents over the weekend and a sixth man was shot and injured early yesterday, near Lake Ashburton in Northwest Baltimore. The man, who was found by police in the 3400 block of Fairview Ave. about 12:20 a.m., was taken to Sinai Hospital for treatment for injuries that were not life-threatening, Monroe said.

Police said they believe the man was shot in the 3000 block of Denison St. and collapsed on Fairview.

As of yesterday, 93 people had been slain in Baltimore this year, compared with 142 people killed by the same time last year, police said.

gus.sentementes@baltsun.com

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