3 shooting victims named

man found dead in park

December 31, 2008|By Richard Irwin

City police have identified the man who was fatally shot Monday night in a house in Reservoir Hill and reported yesterday that a woman who also was shot remained in critical condition at Maryland Shock Trauma Center. No arrest had been made.

The woman, whose name was not released because she is considered a witness to a homicide, was unable to be interviewed by detectives, said Police Department spokesman Donny Moses. He said Central District police responding to a report of shots fired in a house in the 800 block of Chauncy Ave. shortly before 11 p.m. were met at the front door by a young woman who had been shot it in upper body; she then collapsed on the floor. When police asked whether there was anyone else in the house, the woman said a man had been shot and was in the kitchen, Moses said. There, police found Antonio Coby, 28, lying on the kitchen floor and bleeding from a bullet wound to the head. Moses said both victims were taken by ambulance to Shock Trauma, where Coby, of the 1000 block of N. Monroe St., died at 11:27 p.m. Moses said detectives are expected to interview the woman if her condition improves.

Metro Crime Stoppers at 410-276-8888 is offering a reward of up to $2,000 for information leading to an arrest and indictment.

Also, about noon yesterday, the body of an unidentified man was found lying off the 4400 block of N. Franklintown Road in a wooded area of Leakin Park in West Baltimore. Police said the man had been shot and that he had probably been killed elsewhere and his body dumped in the park.

The discovery of the body yesterday brought to 234 the number of homicides in the city so far this year, compared with 282 for the same time last year.

In another homicide, police identified Lisa Bushrod, 42, of the 5000 block of Goodnow Road as the woman whose body was found Friday lying on the ground between two schools in the 1900 block of N. Broadway. An autopsy showed the woman had been shot. No arrest has been made.

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