Man fatally shot

two victims are identified

April 03, 2009|By Gus G. Sentementes and Justin Fenton

A man was shot Wednesday night and died early Thursday, and two men killed in separate, unrelated incidents were identified, police said. About 11:45 p.m. Wednesday, officers responded to a report of shots fired and found Dewayne M. Booker, 20, in the 2200 block of Sherwood Ave. in Northeast Baltimore. Booker, who was sought on a criminal warrant, had been shot a half-block away in the 1300 block of Bonaparte Ave., near his home. He was pronounced dead at Maryland Shock Trauma Center after midnight. Also Thursday, police said that the death of Derrick K. Franklin, initially classified as suspicious, was a homicide. Franklin, 28, was found in a rowhouse basement in the 3800 block of Lyndale Ave. shortly after 3 p.m. Tuesday, suffering from a gunshot wound to the neck. He was pronounced dead at the scene at 3:22 p.m., police said. After an autopsy, his death was ruled a homicide Wednesday, police said. Police also have identified a man killed Wednesday in the 2900 block of Allendale Road as Darrell T. Lee, 19, of the 4800 block of Norwood Ave.

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