Man, 23, killed in N.E. Baltimore; teen, man shot in separate incidents

Baltimore police are investigating the fatal shooting Wednesday night of a 23-year-old man in Northeast Baltimore in an apparent dispute over money, officials said.

Officers responded to the 5600 block of McClean Blvd. at 7:03 p.m., and they found the victim, identified as Andre Womack, behind apartments in the 5500 block of Grindon Ave. in the Hamilton Hills community, according to police.


A medical crew pronounced Womack dead at the scene at 7:20 p.m., police said. City Councilman Robert Curran, whose district includes the area where the shooting occurred, said police informed him that the shooting is believed to have stemmed from a dispute over money.

"It was not a random act of violence," Curran said.


The Hamilton Hills neighborhood, near the Baltimore County line, is not known for violent crime. But the killing was the third in the community this year — in January, a 38-year-old autistic man who lived with his mother was killed in front of their home in the 5600 block of Plymouth Road, and earlier this month, a 25-year-old man was shot in the 2200 block of Fleetwood Ave. A nonfatal shooting occurred Monday about a mile away.

The Northeast District continues to lead the city's police districts in homicides, with 17.

In a separate incident, a 24-year-old man was shot in the chest at 11:13 p.m. in the 2400 block of Chesterfield Ave. in the Mayfield neighborhood, also in Northeast Baltimore, according to police. He was taken to a nearby hospital in critical condition, police said.

Police are also investigating the nonfatal shooting of a teenage boy who was shot in the leg and buttock at 7:41 p.m. at Gelston Drive and North Grantley Street in Edmondson Village, police said. He was taken to a nearby hospital in serious condition, according to police.