Police: Man shot while apparently breaking into car in West Baltimore

A man who appeared to have been breaking into a car was shot by a security guard in Seton Hill Thursday evening, Baltimore police said.

The man, whose name was not released, was shot around 8:25 in the 500 block of W. Franklin St., near the Harborside Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Police say that a licensed security guard confronted the man as he was allegedly attempting to break into a car. The guard shot the man in the leg, police said, then waited for police and told them his account of the incident.

Fire department workers provided medical care to the shooting victim on the scene, police said.

Police said they are discussing the possible charges with the Baltimore State's Attorney's Office.

The shooting happened across the street from the Select Lounge, the scene of a melee last year in which a plainclothes officer was fatally shot by other officers.

Also Friday, police released the name of the one of the people killed in a wave of Halloween-night violence in Baltimore.

Dewey Hampton, 47, of the 3500 block of Beagle Lane, was found shot in the head around 10 p.m. Wednesday in the 5000 block of Marjorie Lane in Evesham Park. He died two hours later at Good Samaritan Hospital.

A 32-year-old man was fatally shot in Southwest Baltimore on Halloween evening. Three others suffered serious injuries in unrelated attacks – two shootings and a stabbed — but survived, police said.

Baltimore Sun reporters Ian Duncan and Gus Sentementes contributed to this report.



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