Man fatally shot in West Baltimore

April 21, 2010|By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun

A 33-year-old man has been charged in a fatal shooting Tuesday night in West Baltimore that took place in front of city detectives.

Detectives from the Violent Crimes Impact Division were in the 1800 block of N. Fulton Ave. in the Sandtown-Winchester community about 10:54 p.m. when they saw a disturbance, police said. The detectives got out of their vehicle and were approaching when they saw a man raise his right arm and shoot 33-year-old Kevin Hyslop in the chest at close range.

The officers arrested a suspect, 33-year-old Calvin Williams, after a brief foot chase. Hyslop was pronounced dead a half-hour later at Maryland Shock Trauma Center. Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said city security cameras captured the incident.

Witnesses told police that Williams shot Hyslop, of the 2800 block of W. North Ave., after Hyslop stabbed a 25-year-old man. The stabbing victim, whom police did not identify, was taken to an area hospital.

Williams, of the 1600 block of Hilton St., has been charged with first-degree murder. Court records show Williams was sentenced to 13 years in prison in 2001 after pleading guilty to robbery.

Baltimore Sun reporter Liz F. Kay contributed to this article.

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