Man, 21, is fatally shot in Northwest Baltimore

February 17, 2010

A 21-year-old man was fatally shot in Northwest Baltimore early Tuesday after receiving a phone call from someone asking him to step outside, according to city police. Officers responded to a call for shots fired in the 3200 block of Woodland Ave. in the Park Heights neighborhood about 1:15 a.m. Anthony Guglielmi, the department's chief spokesman, said Daron Howard had been inside his girlfriend's residence when he received the phone call. When he left the residence, he was shot in the face. Howard was taken to Sinai Hospital and pronounced dead about 20 minutes later, according to police. Police did not give a last known address for Howard, who did not appear to have any arrests since a drug conviction stemming from a 2006 charge. Attempts to reach relatives were unsuccessful. The shooting snapped an eight-day streak without a homicide in the city. But about an hour earlier, police responded to another call about shots being fired, at a carryout restaurant in the 4000 block of Frederick Ave. in West Baltimore. A 30-year-old man was shot in the shoulder inside Yoa's Carryout, police said. He was taken to an area hospital, where he was expected to be treated and released, according to police.

- Brent Jones and Justin Fenton

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