20-year-old fatally shot on West Baltimore street

Mayor scheduled to attend Western District safety meeting

November 18, 2010|By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun

A 20-year-old man was fatally shot Wednesday afternoon in front of a small corner church in West Baltimore, police said.

The man, who was identified Thursday at Marcus Brown, was shot multiple times at West Lanvale and North Payson streets, in the Midtown-Edmondson neighborhood, at about 12:45 p.m. He was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center and pronounced dead before 1:30 p.m.

At the scene, a bike lay on its side as wind pushed evidence markers from their places.

Brown was the 36th person killed in the Western District, compared with 29 killed all of last year. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is scheduled to attend a Western District public safety forum at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Carter Vocational-Technical High School.

"A lot of seniors are scared to come out because of the violence," said Richard Blackwell, 65. He said police knock on residents' doors seeking information, and they are fearful that those responsible are taking note.

"They will watch you, and the next thing you know, your house is on fire," Blackwell said, referring to past witness intimidation.



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