Man, 39, Fatally Shot In Southwest Baltimore

August 01, 2009|By Brent Jones | Brent Jones,brent.jones@baltsun.com

A 39-year-old man was fatally shot in the head about 12:30 a.m. Friday in Southwest Baltimore, one of four shootings during the city's most violent night since the spate of shootings last weekend, according to police.

The man, identified as Lamont Woodard, was shot several times and found on the ground surrounded by a crowd of people next to the driver's side of a vehicle in the 500 block of E. Lynn Ave., where he lived, police said. He was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center and pronounced dead at 1 a.m.

According to court records, Woodard was convicted of first-degree murder in 1989 and sentenced to 30 years in prison with five years suspended. He was on parole, police said. Woodard's killing was one of three shootings that occurred on the city's west side Thursday night.

About 10:30 p.m. Thursday, an unidentified man was found by police suffering from several gunshot wounds in a car in the 900 block of N. Bentalou St. in West Baltimore. The man was being treated at an area hospital.

About 20 minutes after that shooting, police said a man was grazed in the head by a bullet in the 1700 block of W. Mulberry St., also in West Baltimore. Police did not identify the man but said he was expected to survive. And about 2:30 a.m. Friday, a 19-year-old man was shot in the right elbow in the 1800 block of Hope St. in East Baltimore, police said. No arrests were made in the incidents.

Baltimore Sun reporter Justin Fenton contributed to this article.

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