16-year-old fatally shot in stomach Wednesday night in S.W. Baltimore

June 30, 2011|By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun

Police say the victim of a fatal shooting in Southwest Baltimore on Wednesday night was a 16-year-old boy.

An altercation sparked by a fight among a group of girls broke out in the 1900 block of Breitwert Ave., in Morrell Park, officials said. During the melee, someone pulled a gun and fired, striking Omar D. Johnson in the stomach.

Officers were called to the scene at about 10:38 p.m., and Johnson was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where he died in surgery, according to police.

It was not clear whether Johnson, whose last known address was in the 1400 block of Lemmon St., was the intended victim or if he was involved in the fight. A source said Johnson did not have a criminal record as a juvenile.



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