East Baltimore shooting victim dies

another murder victim identified

  • Jonathan Hutchinson, 22, seen here in an undated booking photo, was killed Wednesday night in West Baltimore
Jonathan Hutchinson, 22, seen here in an undated booking photo,… (Baltimore Police )
March 23, 2012|By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun

A 20-year-old man who was shot and critically wounded Tuesday night in the East Baltimore Midway neighborhood died from his injuries, police said as they identified another man who was fatally shot this week. 

Police say Ronnell Chaney was standing in the 500 block of E. 21st St. at about 11 p.m. Tuesday when a group of unknown suspects began shooting at him. He was struck multiple times and transported to an area hospital, where he later died. Police didn't provide a motive or suspects. 

Chaney is the ninth person killed in the city's Eastern police district this year, accounting for a quarter of the killings so far in 2012. There are nine police districts. 

Police have also identified the 24-year-old man who was shot and killed Wednesday night in the Penn North neighborhood. Jonathan Hutchinson was at his girlfriend's home when he went outside to wait for someone at about 11:30 p.m., police said.

She heard two gunshots and went outside and found Hutchinson lying in 1600 block of Traction St., suffering from a gunshot wound to the head. He was taken to Shock Trauma, where he died at about 12:40 a.m.

Hutchinson had an extensive record of arrests - including charges of armed robbery in 2006, attempted murder, handgun and drug charges in 2009, and handgun and drug charges in 2011 - but in each case all charges were dropped by city prosecutors. But police said they did not have any suspects or a motive in Hutchinson's killing.

Anyone with information was asked to call homicide detectives at 410-396-2100.

Police made an arrest in the March 4 killing of 42-year-old Terrence Joyner, charging Marc Mitchell, 22, of the 1600 block of Pentwood Road. According to court documents, police were able to identify Mitchell through surveillance video from the gas station where the shooting took place, as well as witnesses, who said Mitchell and Joyner had been involved in an ongoing dispute. Poilce say Mitchell admitted to the shooting but claimed it was unintentional. 

As you might recall, a teenager who was with Joyner at the time of the shooting was charged with attempted first degree murder for shooting back at the people who shot Joyner. Court records show those charges against Donye Thompson were dropped by prosecutors six days later. 

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