Male killed in Hamilton Hills, infant death push city murder total up

March 27, 2012|By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun

A shooting death in the Hamilton Hills neighborhood overnight and an infant death have been added to the city homicide count, according to police. 

The shooting in the Hamilton Hills neighborhood occurred in the 6200 block of Pioneer Drive. Police initially said via their Twitter account that the victim was a juvenile, but this morning said his name and age are unknown and that investigators now believe he may be an adult. 

The infant who was killed was identified as Aaron Evans, who was just five months old. Police said the incident dates to January 30, when officers were called to the 3000 block of Baker St. in the Rosemont neighborhood for a non-breathing infant. Aaron was found without a pulse but was resuscitated after being taken to St. Agnes Hospital. 

He was later transported to the University of Maryland's pediatric intensive care, where doctors said he had suffered trauma to the brain and was not expected to survive. Police say they were notified about his death on March 25. 

Before Aaron's death, 18-year-old Myron Evans, of the 1600 block of N. Gilmor St., was charged with child abuse and assault counts. Authorities say those charges will be upgraded in the wake of the child's death. 

As of Tuesday, 41 people have been slain in Baltimore this year, compared with 38 at this time last year. Aaron Evans is the second young child to be killed allegedly by a relative, following the Feb. 28 killing of 5-year-old Mya Carr.

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