A 41-year-old man was fatally shot early Tuesday in South Baltimore between Key Highway and Fort Avenue after resisting a robbery, the most serious incident yet in an area where residents have increasingly become alarmed about violent crime, police confirmed.
The incident occurred around 1:15 a.m. Police commissioner Kevin Davis confirmed that the victim had visited the Royal Farms store on Key Highway and was leaving when he was followed by a group of suspects who tried to rob him. He resisted and was shot, police said. The victim was not immediately identified.
“Our shooter, who we believe was also a customer, was accompanied by two other people,” Davis said at the scene. “They followed the victim around the side of the Royal Farms. He announced a robbery, displayed a firearm. The victim resisted the robbery, and the shooter shot and killed our victim.”
A man was fatally shot early Tuesday morning in Locust Point after resisting a robbery, police said.
The shooting occurred in the 1400 block of Lawrence St., alongside the brand new Anthem House apartment complex and across from the Southside Marketplace shopping center. Davis said the gunman jumped into a vehicle and fled.
Police could be seen Tuesday morning inside the Anthem House lobby, where they were working to gather surveillance footage. Davis said he hoped to release footage by noon.
The incident was not disclosed by police in their morning recap of overnight incidents.
Davis and police leaders, along with Councilman Eric Costello, recently held a crime walk in Riverside Park in response to a series of violent incidents.
“The fact that these perpetrators would prey on someone like they did is indicative of a problem,” Davis said. “But Baltimoreans should know the police department is dedicated to identifying this small number of perpetrators and holding them accountable for this brazen act.”
Two other people were injured in shootings elsewhere in the city overnight, police said.
A 68-year-old man was shot in the leg at Jefferson Street and Highland Avenue in Ellwood Park/Monument about 9:40 p.m., police said.
He was taken to a hospital, where he is in critical but stable condition.
About 12:20 a.m., a 38-year-old man was shot multiple times in the chest and thigh in the 1800 block of North Gay Street in Broadway East, police said.
He was in serious condition at the hospital, police said. Police said he had tried to walk away from a robbery when he was shot, and the suspect fled in an unidentified car.
Police did not release any further information on any suspects in the shootings. They did not identify the victims.
Anyone with information pertaining to any of these shootings may call police at (410) 396-2221, Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP, or text a tip to the BPD Mobile App.
This story is developing and this article will be updated.
Baltimore Sun reporter Colin Campbell contributed to this story.
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