Police investigate fatal shooting of man, 34, in East Baltimore

Another shot in hand at bus stop in separate city incident

May 31, 2011|By Liz F. Kay and Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun

Police were investigating the fatal shooting of a 34-year-old man early Tuesday in East Baltimore.

The shooting was reported about 12:45 a.m. at the intersection of East Baltimore Street and North Highland Avenue, police said. Payton Rivers is believed to have left his home to get food when he was approached by two males, one who was clutching a handgun and shot him, according to police.

When officers arrived, Rivers was sitting in the 3400 block of E. Baltimore St., suffering from a gunshot wound to the chest, according to police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi. A motive was not known.

Witnesses described one suspect as a short black male with close-cropped hair, wearing a blue and black striped V-neck shirt and dark-colored shorts. The other, Guglielmi said, was described as being chubby with a "Rick Ross-style" beard, a reference to the rapper who sports a large beard.

Detectives were also investigating the nonfatal shooting of a man at a bus stop in the 1100 block of E. North Ave. at Aisquith Street.

In that incident, a 29-year-old was shot in the hand and taken to an area hospital for treatment.

liz.kay@baltsun.com

justin.fenton@baltsun.com

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