A 38-year-old autistic man was fatally shot Sunday on his front porch in Northeast Baltimore as he left to walk a dog, and police are asking for the public's help in solving the case.
Officers found the man, identified as Hezikah Wilson, about 7:30 p.m. on the 5600 block of Plymouth Road, in the Harford-Echodale/Perring Parkway neighborhood, according to police spokesman Kevin Brown. Paramedics took Wilson, who had been shot in the shoulder, to Good Samaritan Hospital, where he was pronounced dead about 8:15 p.m., police said.
Police don't have a motive, and describe Wilson as an innocent victim. He was dressed in his robe and pajamas when he was shot in a fenced-in area of his front yard.
Donny Moses, a police spokesman, said neighbors described Wilson as a "good guy, who posed no threat to anyone. The highlight of his day was talking about his Ravens."
According to court records, Wilson had no criminal record and only appears in the court database as a plaintiff in an asbestos lawsuit filed in 2009.
Police are asking anyone with information to call the homicide unit at 410-396-2012.
Three people have been killed in Baltimore over the first two days of 2011.
Police on Sunday identified Baltimore's second homicide victim of the year as 16-year-old Marquise Hall. He was found just before 5 p.m. Saturday with several gunshot wounds in the 500 block of N. Lakewood Ave. in East Baltimore. Hall was taken to Johns Hopkins Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.
Police have not identified a 21-year-old man who died from an early Saturday stabbing in South Baltimore's Curtis Bay neighborhood, marking the city's first homicide of the year.
Baltimore Sun reporters Yeganeh June Torbati and Hanah Cho contributed to this article.
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