Man fatally shot on Greenmount Ave. in Waverly, police say

Victim was being robbed outside carryout business, spokesman says

November 01, 2011|The Baltimore Sun | The Baltimore Sun

A man was fatally shot in the chest Monday evening at a carryout restaurant in the 2900 block of Greenmount Avenue in Waverly, Baltimore police reported.

Police received a call about 6:45 p.m. of a robbery, said Det. Jeremy Silbert, a department spokesman. The first officer to arrive found a man who had been shot at least once, in the chest. Police said Tuesday morning that the victim had been pronounced dead at 7:15 p.m. at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Police believe the man was being robbed, said Silbert; three men had been seen fleeing on foot.

The shooting at the Yau Brothers carryout is just the latest incident of violence there. In April 2010, 72-year-old security guard Charles Bowman, who worked for the Afro Newspaper, was killed during a robbery there, which netted attackers $13. Just days later, a 22-year-old man was killed a few blocks away, prompting a community walk attended by residents and public officials.

Three men were also shot at the Yau Brothers restaurant in March 2009, after police said a fight broke out inside.

Police ask anyone with information to call homicide detectives at 410-396-2100.

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