Police investigate two city homicides

City homicide detectives continue to investigate two apparently unrelated slayings that occurred yesterday morning in separate locations in the city.

No arrests had been made, and police knew of no motive in either case, said a police spokesman.

Shortly before 5 a.m., Eastern District police responded to the 1000 block of Billie Holiday Court near North Bond in the Oliver community, where they found an unidentified man bleeding from at least one stab wound to the neck, said Agent Donny Moses, the spokesman.

Moses said the man, whose identity was withheld pending notification of his family, was taken by a Fire Department ambulance to Johns Hopkins Hospital, where he died in the emergency room about 40 minutes later.

Earlier in the day, a motorist was driving in the area of the 5400 block of Nelson Ave. near Rogers Avenue in Northwest Baltimore about 12:30 a.m. when he saw a man lying in the road and called police.

Moses said the man, identified as Javon King, 19, a resident of the same block, was taken by an ambulance to Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead about 30 minutes later.

Moses said residents of the area where the man was found told police they heard gunshots between 9:30 p.m. and 11 p.m. Saturday but did not report the shots until shortly before the man was found.

Metro Crime Stoppers at 410-276-8888 is offering a reward of up to $2,000 for information leading to arrests and indictments in either slaying.