A Parkville man was shot to death last night moments after leaving an Overlea tavern, Baltimore County police say.
A motive for the shooting was not immediately clear, police said.
Police said the victim, Paul Gregory Monk, 35, of the 3500 block of Moultree Place, was leaving the rear entrance of Clayton's Bar and Grill in the 6700 block of Belair Road about 10:45 p.m. with several other patrons.
Another man suddenly appeared on the dimly lighted parking lot, pulled out a handgun and shot Mr. Monk at least twice at point-blank range. One bullet struck him in the head, police said.
Witnesses told police the victim staggered several feet before falling to the pavement near a car.
The gunman then walked over and shot Mr. Monk two more times before running away, police said.
A man who was with Mr. Monk ran back to the tavern and called police.
Police said a Fire Department ambulance crew from the Fullerton station administered emergency first-aid to Mr. Monk for several minutes, but he never regained consciousness.
About two hours later, a woman called Baltimore police with information concerning the victim's identification.
County police said the woman was interviewed by detectives but they released no other details.
It was not known how the woman learned of Mr. Monk's death or what her relationship was to him.
Police said the people with the victim when he was shot were taken to police headquarters, where they were interviewed in an effort to identify the gunman or to give detectives a motive for the shooting.