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Police investigating fatal shooting of Baltimore man, 35

A 35-year-old man was fatally shot yesterday morning in East Baltimore, police said.

The victim, identified as Mike Ivy of the 3100 block of Chesterfield Ave., was shot several times. He was found about 4 a.m. on the porch of a house in the 2700 block of Beryl Ave.

Ivy was pronounced dead at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Police were investigating the incident yesterday.

Three men found guilty in robbery, murder of man

Three men were found guilty in Baltimore Circuit Court Thursday of murder, robbery and several handgun violations in connection with the July killing of Phillip D. Kent in his Cherry Hill home.

Troy Lee Shepherd, 22, and Anthony Wallace, 23, both of the 2600 block of Spellman Road, and Donald Smothers, 25, of the 600 block of Hillview Road forced their way into Kent's home, according to prosecutors. Once there, one of the men held a gun to several people in the home while two others took Kent into his bedroom, stripped him and demanded money, prosecutors said.

Once he surrendered a shoebox full of money and marijuana, they shot him in the chest, according to testimony.

In Baltimore County

Modern Orthodox Forum to hold event today

PIKESVILLE -- The Modern Orthodox Forum of Baltimore will hold its second annual convention from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. today at Moses Montefiore Anshe Emunah Liberty Jewish Center, 7000 Rockland Hills Drive.

The convention will focus on "Israel: Now & Forever -- Halachic Rights & Obligations Pertaining to the Sanctity of Israel." Rabbi Saul Berman, national director of Edah, a Modern Orthodox educational organization, will be the keynote speaker.

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