Arrests made in 2 of seven city killings over weekend


Police are investigating seven slayings that occurred in the city between late Friday and yesterday evening. Arrests were made in two of the incidents.

About 9:30 p.m. yesterday, an unidentified man was shot in the 400 block of N. Port St. and was pronounced dead minutes later at Johns Hopkins Hospital, police said.

They said his death was related to the shootings minutes earlier of at least three other men in the 2400 block of Jefferson St. nearby. At least one victim in those shootings was in critical condition at Hopkins, police said.

Shortly after 5 p.m. yesterday, police found two men with gunshot wounds in the 1200 block of N. Bond St. One died a short time later at Hopkins, where the other was in critical condition. Their names were not available. A man was arrested in the incident, said police.

About 4 a.m. yesterday, police received a call that a man was assaulting a woman in the 4000 block of Elderon Ave. in Forest Park. Officers found the body of an unidentified woman.

About midnight Saturday, a man with a handgun got out of a car in the 4800 block of Bowland Ave. and shot at two pedestrians. Donte Patterson, 28, of the 4800 block of Aberdeen Ave., was shot multiple times and died at 6:48 a.m. yesterday at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, police said.

About midnight Saturday, Sheila Hunter, 46, of the 900 block of Carrollton Ave., was found beaten to death in the home she shares with her boyfriend, police said. Levone Thomas, 43, of the same address, was charged with first-degree murder, police said.

About 6 p.m. Friday, Sharrod Peppers, 30, whose address was not available, was found fatally shot in his car after it crashed into a tree in the 4400 block of Patterson Ave., police said.

Shortly after 11 p.m. Friday, Dante Smith, 26, of the 1100 block of Summerset Court in Woodlawn, Baltimore County, was shot in the 1200 block of N. Milton Ave. and died a short time later at Johns Hopkins Hospital, police said.

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