Police identify man shot in Frankford neighborhood

Friday shooting victim also identified

February 01, 2011|By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun

City police identified a 51-year-old man fatally shot Sunday in Northeast Baltimore's Frankford neighborhood.

Jeffrey R. Purnell, of the 6700 block of Ransome Ave. in Woodlawn, was found shot in the head inside a vehicle in the 5700 block of Eastbury Ave. at about 2:30 p.m. He was taken to Johns Hopkins Bayview Hospital, where he was pronounced dead a short time later.

Police over the weekend also identified a man fatally shot Friday in the Hollins Market neighborhood as 30-year-old Raynard K. Benjamin. Benjamin was approached at about 6:35 p.m. in the 800 block of W. Pratt St. by three males, who shot at him before fleeing in a silver Dodge four-door pickup truck.

Police said they had no suspects and no motive in either killing. Anyone with information was asked to call homicide detectives at 410-396-2100.

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