Lyndon Waddell Jr., 29, suffered a gunshot wound to the back in a 2007 shooting incident. On April 8, Waddell died from complications of an infection linked to the gunshot wound, an autopsy concluded.
Waddell was a patient at the Johns Hopkins Hospital when he died on April 8.
On Saturday, the shooting was upgraded to a homicide and the investigation remains open, police said during a statement.On January 5, 2007, Waddell was in the 1700 block of Carswell Street in Northeast Baltimore when he was shot. The 29-year-old lived about a block away at the time. He was taken to Johns Hopkins Hospital, where he underwent surgery. The gunshot wound left him paralyzed.
Detectives ask anyone with any information about the shooting to call Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP or 410-396-2100.