Fatal northwest Baltimore shooting tied to abduction

May 20, 2010|By Liz Kay and Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun

A man who was found early Thursday fatally shot in a van in Northwest Baltimore is believed by police to the same man who was abducted from his front porch Wednesday night by several people armed with guns, a department spokesman said.

Police had been looking for a burgundy van with temporary tags after a witness said a man had been forced from his home in the 2300 block of Lauretta Ave. at gunpoint and driven away. Police broadcasted a lookout for the van Wednesday night.

About 12:45 a.m., police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said police found the body of man who had been shot inside a van that matched the description from the abduction. The van was parked at Elderon Avenue and Hillsdale Road in the West Arlington neighborhood.

The spokesman said the victim had been shot but not yet positively identified. Guglielmi said detectives have no suspects, but he said the victim has an arrest record and police believe the abduction and shooting was possibly connected to past criminal history.

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