Homeless man dies after beating in W. Baltimore

Man found unconscious April 23, pronounced dead Wednesday

May 07, 2010|By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun

A 49-year-old homeless man found beaten and unconscious last month died Wednesday as a result of his injuries, police said.

David Allen Beers, of no fixed address, was found in the 1000 block of W. Lexington St. about 4 p.m. on April 23, said Agent Donny Moses, a police spokesman. He was unresponsive, with lacerations to his head and abrasions to his fists. He was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where doctors said he had suffered severe head trauma and listed him in critical condition.

Beers was pronounced dead Wednesday about 12:45 p.m. Police did not have a suspect or a motive.

Moses said Beers was homeless; court records show he had a long history of burglary and drug convictions. In 1989, he was found not guilty of killing a friend and cocaine dealer whose bullet-riddled body was found in the woods off Caves Road in northern Baltimore County, according to news reports.

Later that year, however, he was given eight years for violating his probation on an auto-theft charge. The judge in that case called him a "career criminal," The Baltimore Sun reported.

Police also released the identity of a 31-year-old man shot while leaving a Pigtown restaurant on April 26. David Woods, 31, of the 2600 block of Marbourne Ave. was leaving a restaurant in the 1400 block of Washington Blvd. when a man came running through the 1100 block of Bayard St. with a gun and shot him several times. Police have not made an arrest in the case.



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