Every day, Maurice "Mookie" Braham stopped at Kat Newton's corner store in Howard Park for Sprite, Pop-Tarts and sometimes Jolly Rancher candies.
Newton said Braham had become such a fixture that other customers would ask about him when he wasn't there.
About 7:40 p.m. Thursday, as Newton's husband was closing the shop on Gwynn Oak Avenue near Liberty Heights Avenue, nine shots rang out. Then he heard a car "screech off," Newton said.
Braham was one of three men killed in Baltimore on Thursday night, and one of 12 killed since Sunday across the city.
About half an hour after Braham was shot, police were called to another fatal shooting in the...