Few details could be learned about Lane other than his criminal record. He lived on Tunlaw Road just south of the Northwood Shopping Center in Northeast Baltimore. How he ended up off North Calvert Street is a mystery.
Residents who live in the community near Guilford and north of University Parkway, near Union Memorial Hospital and the Johns Hopkins University campus, said they did not hear any gunshots. Peter Halstead, a 56-year-old chef who has lived in the neighborhood for five years, was driving home Saturday night when he saw a narrow street blocked by a firetruck and an ambulance.
Officers had answered a call for a body in the alley, and the caller had given an address on Homewood Terrace. Halstead said police knocked on that door first, interrupting his neighbor's dinner party but finding no one who heard any commotion.
Halstead said officers walked north through the tangle of alleys but found nothing. They then tried the other direction and found Lane, who was still alive, in the alley south of Homewood Terrace. He was taken to Union Memorial two blocks away, where he was pronounced dead.
Residents interviewed said they believe the victim had been shot elsewhere and dumped in the alley, perhaps by friends who were heading toward the hospital but became scared because the emergency room entrance is well-lit at night.
Halstead, who started organizing community crime walks after a Hopkins student killed an intruder with a samurai sword three blocks away in 2009, said the alley where the victim was found has no overhead lights, which his group has been demanding from the city.
"We moved here because this neighborhood was very safe," Halstead said. "It's sad when stuff like this happens." He noted that his group has a community crime walk scheduled for Tuesday.
He plans to be there as usual, with his black Labrador retriever, Nixon, leading the way along the streets not normally invaded by police vehicles and paramedics picking up shooting victims. Word of the discovery is still making its way through the community.
"I'm sure it will be a main topic of conversation" on the walk, Halstead said.
Friday, 2:30 p.m.: Sterling Palmer, 78, found fatally stabbed inside his house in the 2600 block of Edison Highway.
Saturday, 12:01 a.m.: Man, 51, found fatally shot in the stomach in the 3100 block of Grantley Ave.
Saturday, 2:19 a.m.: A 42-year-old man reported being shot in the ankle while being robbed in the 300 block of N. High St. at Old Town Mall. He walked into the Central District police station on East Baltimore Street to report his wounds.
Saturday, 11:49 p.m.: James Ingram, 46, found shot multiple times in the 3000 block of Presbury St. Pronounced dead on the scene.
Saturday, 8:15 p.m.: Daryll Hood, 22, fatally shot in the head one block from his home in the 4700 block of Shamrock Ave. in Belair-Edison.
Saturday, 8:53 p.m.: Travis Lane, 19, found with bullet wounds to the side and chest in an alley off the 3500 block of N. Calvert St. in Oakenshawe. Police say this shooting is related to the shooting 20 minutes earlier in Belair-Edison. Lane was pronounced dead at Union Memorial Hospital.
Sunday, 1:42 a.m.: Dennis Waddell, 33, fatally shot in the 1600 block of Warwick Ave. in Coppin Heights. A 28-year-old was shot and wounded in same incident.
Sunday, 4:47 p.m.: Police find a man in his early 50s dead inside a vacant rowhouse in the 800 block N. Fremont Ave. in Harlem Park. A cause of death has not yet been determined.
Sunday, 6 p.m.: A 35-year-old man was stabbed in the 3800 block of Rogers Ave. in Pimlico. Police said he had been mowing his lawn at his house when a man got out of a car and stabbed him in the chest, arm and back. He was being treated at an area hospital.
Sunday, 9 p.m.: A man shot in the ankle in the 3300 block of Ingleside Ave.
Monday, 9:25 a.m.: An adult male is shot in the head and killed in back of rowhouses in the 2600 block of Shirley Ave. in Park Heights.
Source: Baltimore Police Department