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New York Times launches five-part podcast on fatal shooting of a Baltimore teen after death of Freddie Gray

“The Daily,” The New York Times’s audio news report, expands its reach this week with a five-part series focusing on the shooting death of a Baltimore teen in 2016.

“Charm City” features the work of Sabrina Tavernise, a national correspondent for the paper, and Lynsea Garrison, a producer for “The Daily.” They spent four months reporting on the death of Lavar Montray Douglas, known as Nook.

A different chapter of their investigation of the 18-year-old’s death will be posted each day at NYTimes.com starting today.

According to a Baltimore Sun account of the shooting based on police reports, it occurred Dec. 13, 2016, on the edge of Coppin State University’s West Baltimore campus.

If you’re interested in reading more about the case, here are some links to some past Baltimore Sun coverage:

» Man killed by police at Coppin

» Police release video, identify 18-year-old killed in Coppin State police shooting

» Carroll County prosecutors to review Coppin State police shooting after Mosby identifies conflict

» Prosecutors clear Coppin State University officer in shooting

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