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Man shot on West Baltimore street is city's 310th homicide, police say


The fatal shooting of a man on a West Baltimore street yesterday was the city's 310th homicide this year, matching last year's total, police said.

Detective Ronald Berger said Franklin Barbour, 54, of the 2400 block of Keyworth Ave. in Northwest Baltimore, was shot about 1: 46 p.m. outside a bar in the 2200 block of W. North Ave. near North Smallwood Street.

Berger said Barbour, an employee of a local dairy, died at 4: 20 p.m. at Maryland Shock Trauma Center.

Witnesses told police that Barbour became involved in an altercation with at least one other man and was shot.

Berger said a reason for the altercation was not known and no arrest had been made.

Also yesterday, police continued to seek two men in the fatal shooting Saturday of a man in West Baltimore.

The victim, 37, was shot about 6: 16 p.m. during an apparent robbery in an alley behind the 1000 block of Edmondson Ave. near Arlington Avenue, police said. He was the city's 309th homicide victim.

The victim's identity was withheld pending notification of relatives, said Detective Gordon Carew. The man is believed to have lived in the area.

The city's 308th homicide occurred Saturday afternoon in Northwest Baltimore.

Officers responding to a report of a shooting in the 3000 block of W. Garrison Ave. near Palmer Avenue in Pimlico about 12: 30 p.m. found Dana Ellerbe, 21, lying in the street with a bullet wound.

Witnesses told investigators that two men, one with a handgun, fled shortly before police arrived.

Police said Ellerbe, of the 5100 block of Pall Mall Road, died shortly before 1 p.m. at Sinai Hospital.

Pub Date: 12/28/98

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