Man Shot By Police In 2015 Found Dead In West Baltimore

In 2015, a 29-year-old man was shot by a Baltimore City police officer five times. The incident took place in West Baltimore during a routine traffic stop on April 18, 2015 in the 2700 block of Baker Street.

Around 9 p.m. Saturday, the body of Dawan Hawkins was discovered in the 2300 block of Mosher Street, police said. Hawkins, of Warwick Avenue, suffered a gunshot wound to his head.

Hawkins was pronounced dead at the scene, Police had not identified a suspect or motive as of Monday.The police officer and police department are facing a lawsuit “alleging the shooting was unjustified and violated Hawkins’ rights.” Hawkins’ attorney, Josh Insley, said he would file the lawsuit on behalf of his estate.

Hawkins had a history of drug and gun convictions. During a routine traffic stop, he allegedly pulled a gun on the officers. He was sentenced to three years in prison for reckless endangerment. On July 6, 2016, he was paroled and his court supervision ended in April 2018.

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