High school student one of 2 Baltimore men killed

Two women injured in separate incidents

May 19, 2011|By Justin Fenton and Liz F. Kay, The Baltimore Sun

A 19-year-old South Baltimore high school student was fatally shot Thursday afternoon in Brooklyn, the second city homicide over a 12-hour period and the fourth shooting since Wednesday night.

Marcus Nickens Jr., a senior at the Southside Academy who played quarterback for the football team, was shot multiple times just after 1 p.m. in the 4100 block of 10th St. near the Brooklyn Homes housing complex and died a short time later.

Police believe Nickens was killed as a result of a dispute, and the investigation was continuing, said Detective Nicole Monroe, a police spokeswoman.

A source said Southside Academy's principal informed students of Nickens' death over the intercom system not long after the shooting occurred. Classmates were in tears, and remembrances were being posted on Facebook pages throughout the afternoon.

City schools are administering High School Assessment tests this week, and seniors have half-days. The school had planned to have an awards ceremony Friday morning, but instead will have an assembly with grief counselors on hand, the source said.

Earlier Thursday, police responded to the 3200 block of Spaulding Ave. in Northwest Baltimore about 1:40 a.m. and found Raymond Antonio Young Jr., 29, on the sidewalk suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Young, whose last known address was in the 3900 block of Penhurst Ave., died of his injuries at Maryland Shock Trauma Center.

Two women were shot overnight in separate incidents as well, police said.

Police also identified a man fatally shot over the weekend in the 4500 block of Marble Hall Road as 22-year-old Dawaun Christopher Anderson of Edgewood. He was being sought on a warrant at the time of his death for a minor drug possession charge, records show.

justin.fenton@baltsun.com

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