Someone - or some people - tried three times over 14 months in the early 1990s to kill Michael Smoot. This summer, they succeeded when he died from complications of his injuries from those shootings.
According to police, Smoot was at a hospice facility in Baltimore County on June 19 when he died. Detectives learned that he had been shot three times between 1992 and 1993. The first occurred April 29, 1992 in the 2000 block of Barclay Street, when he was 26 years old; the second happened September 16, 1992 in the 400 block of Heaver St.
On July 26, 1993, Smoot returned to the 2000 block of Barclay Street and was shot again.
The third shooting required Smoot to seek hospice care, and medical examiners believe ultimately caused his death. He was 48.
Homicide detectives now have the case, though no suspects are known in the now-20-year-old case.
His death is counted as a 2013 homicide, one of several each year resulting from violence in prior years.
Anyone with information was asked to call detectives at 410-396-2100.