Baltimore police identify man killed in early Sunday shooting

One man was killed and two others injured in separate shooting incidents overnight across the city, police said.

The fatal shooting occurred about 6:45 a.m. Sunday in the 1600 block of E. 29th St. in the Coldstream-Homestead-Montebello neighborhood in Northeast Baltimore. Detective Jeremy Silbert, a police spokesman, said the man was shot at least once and taken to Johns Hopkins Hospital, where he died in the afternoon.


Police identified the man Monday as Dwight Cook, 28, of the same block, but provided no additional information, including a possible motive in the shooting.

The latest fatal shooting brings the city's total number of people killed this year to 49, 20 percent more than this time last year.

Two other shootings occurred earlier. The first happened at 11 p.m. Saturday, when police responded to a report of gunshots in the 2400 block of Harlem Ave., in the Evergreen Lawn neighborhood, and discovered a 56-year-old man had walked into an area hospital with gunshot wounds to his arm and leg.

The man told police he was sitting in his car when someone approached and started shooting. Police said they suspect the shooting may be connected to a dispute earlier Saturday. Western District detectives are investigating.

At 2:30 a.m. Sunday, police on patrol found a 21-year-old man in the 1100 block of Dundalk Avenue who had been shot in the arm. The man told police he had been shot while walking in the 6500 block of O'Donnell Street, in the Graceland Park neighborhood.

It happened about six blocks from a police-involved shooting last week, after city police said a man was firing a gun outside of his home. The victim's father told WJZ-TV that his son was a Navy veteran who had bought the shotgun for protection after a home invasion days earlier.

Police ask anyone with information about Sunday's shooting to call Southeast District detectives at 410-396-2422.