Baltimore police probe weekend shootings; no arrests so far

August 09, 2010|By Nick Madigan, The Baltimore Sun

A weekend of violence in Baltimore claimed four lives, police said, and resulted in injuries to at least six other people.

A 25-year-old man who was shot Sunday afternoon on the 2300 block of Germania Ave. remained unidentified today at Johns Hopkins Hospital, a police spokeswoman said. Assailants shot the man in the head and torso at about 3 p.m. and fled in a vehicle, according to the department's report.

Shortly before 2 a.m. on Sunday, on the 100 block of N. Kenwood Avenue, police discovered a 22-year-old man suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He was transported to Johns Hopkins Hospital in serious condition. A police spokeswoman said he had been walking with another person when two men — one on a bicycle, the other on foot — approached and demanded money. The 22-year-old tried to run and was gunned down, the spokeswoman said.

Later that day, around 5:26 p.m., a 28-year-old man was found lying on a sidewalk in the 2100 block of Westwood Ave. with a bullet wound in his leg, police said. The man, who has not been identified, was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma, where his condition was reported as stable.

Sunday's incidents followed three homicides reported late Friday and early Saturday.

The weekend's first killing took place just before 10:30 p.m. Friday on the 2800 block of Clifton Park Terrace. Homicide investigators found Jerrod Lee Covel, 20, suffering from a shotgun wound to the chest. He was taken to Johns Hopkins Hospital and pronounced dead shortly afterward.

Less than two hours later, police were summoned to Shipley Street to investigate a shooting and found Martin York, 45, with a gunshot wound in the back of his head. York was brought to Maryland Shock Trauma Center and pronounced dead at about 1:15 a.m.

A stabbing took the life of a 24-year-old man on the 700 block of Lennox Street at about 5:30 a.m. Saturday. Police could give no further details and did not release his name.

At about the same time, officers went to the 2000 block of Bentalou Street and found a man who they said was the victim of a cutting. He was transported to a hospital, where he was listed in critical but stable condition.

Detectives were also called to the scene of a shooting on the 2100 block of Homewood Avenue at around 10:45 p.m. Friday. They found a 17-year-old man suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to the abdomen. He was taken to a hospital, but his condition could not be ascertained.

In addition, there were at least four other shooting incidents over the weekend that resulted in injuries, on the 700 block of Woodrington Road; the 3100 block of Jefferson Street; the 3300 block of Powhatan Avenue; and the 100 block of South Fagley Street.

Police reported no arrests so far in any of the incidents.

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