Baltimore police: More shot, another dead, identities of the recently killed, and an arrest in an attempted murder

Two more men have been wounded by gunfire, several who were fatally shot in recent days have been identified, another has been arrested and charged with first-degree attempted murder in a shooting last month and one who was wounded by gunfire years ago has died, Baltimore Police said Tuesday.

Baltimore could surpass 1,000 shootings this year. As of last week, there were 915, an 8 percent increase over last year, according to data from the city. This is already Baltimore’s second-deadliest year on record on a per capita basis, overtaking 2016 and just beneath 2015 — with nearly a month left.

At about 10:31 p.m. Monday, patrol officers responded to the 4500 block of Pall Mall Road, in the Parklane neighborhood of North Baltimore, and found a 27-year-old man shot in the torso and leg. The man was transported to a local hospital for treatment.

At about 2:42 a.m., patrol officers in the Southern District responded to another local hospital for a report of a 41-year-old man with a gunshot wound to the leg who had walked in to the hospital.

They were unable to immediately determine where the shooting had occurred, given the victim’s heavy medication, police said.

Anyone with information about the shootings is asked to call citywide shooting detectives at 410-396-2221 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7-LOCK-UP.

Also on Tuesday, police announced a homicide in the Eastern District — the result of a shooting in 1993. On July 22 of that year, John Gray, then 23, was shot in the 1600 block of E. Eager Street.

On Aug. 3 of this year, Gray, now 47, died. The medical examiner’s office notified police of his death on Friday, police said.

Gray’s shooting was never solved. Anyone with information is asked to call homicide detectives at 410-396-2100 or text a tip to 443-902-4824. They can also call Metro Crime Stoppers.

Gray’s death brings the homicide count for 2017 to 323.

Police have also identified multiple recent homicide victims.

Raekwon Leach, 22, was fatally shot in the 3700 block of S. Hanover Street on Sunday.

Anthony Cooke, 26, was fatally shot in the 500 block of Willow Ave on Saturday.

Darryl Burks Jr., 25, was fatally shot in the 3000 block of Raynor Avenue on Thursday.

The same day, Malik Hall, 21, was fatally shot in the 1800 block of Aiken Street.

On Nov. 28, Danny Grant, 50, was fatally shot in the 3800 block of Oakford Avenue.

Police also announced an arrest in another nonfatal shooting that day of a 44-year-old man in the 100 block of N. Culver Street.

On Monday, police said, officers acting on information from witnesses and a warrant arrested Dustin Jackson, 24, of the same block, and charged him with first-degree attempted murder.

A separate warrant for assault was also issued for Jackson.

Jackson did not have an attorney listed in online court records and could not be reached for comment. He was held without bail Tuesday, according to court records.

He is also due in court on Jan. 2 in a separate case in which he is charged with first-degree assault and violating a protective order, according to court records.

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