City police identify several recent homicide victims

Few known motives, no arrests

August 17, 2010|By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun

City police released the identities Tuesday of several recent homicide victims, including one previously unreported case:

•Isaiah Gordon, 20, was found at about 4:15 a.m. Sunday in the 400 block of E. Chase St. lying on the sidewalk and suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.

•Westley Lewis, 19, was shot to death just after 1 a.m. in the 2000 block of Robb St. Lewis lived on the 3900 block of Bayville Road, police said.

•Shelred Carr, 58, was found dead in the 3400 block of Garrison Blvd on Aug. 12 after a woman flagged down an officer and said there was something wrong with her friend. A police spokesman said detectives were investigating a drug feud as a possible motive.

•Shawn Wright, 30, was fatally shot after midnight Aug. 11 in the 1600 block of N. Broadway. Police said Wright was standing outside when a man jumped out of a dark-colored minivan and fired several shots before fleeing.

•Franklin Spencer, 39, was also added to the city's homicide count. Spencer died in 2004 as a result of complications from a gunshot wound suffered in 1990. A tip in a different case prompted an autopsy on Spencer's body, and his death will count as a homicide for 2010.

Detectives had not made any arrests in the cases. Anyone with information was asked to call the homicide unit at 410-396-2100.

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