Two Killings In Baltimore Pushes Homicide Rate To 208, Victims Identified


Baltimore police are investigating a fatal shooting and fatal stabbing in Baltimore, driving the city’s homicide count up to 208 this year.

On Thursday, police identified the 33-year-old man who was fatally shot in the 900 block of Abbott Court, in Oldtown, on Tuesday, as Wayne Jamaine Damone. The case is still under investigation.

Around 9:55 p.m. Wednesday, police received a report of a shooting in the 2500 block of Francis Street in Penn North. Upon arrival, the responding officers discovered a 36-year-old man, who was later identified as Degoul Petros, of the 9000 block of Copernicus Drive.

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Police said Petros suffered a gunshot wound to his head and was transferred to an area hospital, where he later succumbed to his injuries.

Less than an hour later, officer arrived to the 3500 block of Pulaski Highway in Elwood Park for a report of a stabbing. The responding officers found 32-year-old Melvin King, of Essex, suffered a stab wound to his upper body.

A citizen alerted the officer of the stabbing in the 4100 block of Pulaski Highway. King was lying in the roadway, when the officer arrived on scene. According to police an unknown suspect approached and stabbed King.

King was taken to an area hospital, where he was later pronounced deal.

Police officers received a report of a shooting in the 1000 block of Turnbridge Road around 12:07 a.m. Thursday morning. Officers discovered a man suffering from a gunshot wound to the stomach and shoulder. The 24-year-old was taken to a local hospital, where his condition is unknown.

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