Man died after Monday shooting in S. Baltimore's Lakeland community

A 28-year-old man shot mid-day Monday in South Baltimore's Lakeland neighborhood later died of his injuries, city police said. 

Ronald Dawson was found unresponsive at about 12:30 p.m. in the 2600 block of W. Patapsco Avenue, and taken to Maryland Shock Trauma center where he died about an hour later. Dawson was from the unit block of Cue Court in Owings Mills and may have stepped off a bus from Mondawmin Mall prior to the shooting.

Police didn't give a motive for the crime, which happened near the county line that divides Baltimore from Lansdowne, and said it remains open. Anyone with information was asked to call detectives at 410-396-2100. 

Dawson pleaded guilty in 2007 to fatally shooting a neighbor in what might have been a botched drug deal and robbery. Dawson got a one year sentence in Anne Arundel County for killing neighbor Taveon Jawon "T.J." Watson, 18, and was set for a violation of probation hearing related to that case for later in the month. 

Dawson apologized to the victim's family at his sentencing hearing, saying he was attacked from behind in the dark after thinking he was going to the house to hang out. 

Police have also identified the victim of a shooting that occurred Friday night in the 400 block of E. 21st St. as Vernon Williams Jr., of the 800 block of N. Washington St. That case also remains open. 

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