Baltimore police identify four killed in shootings

The Baltimore Sun

Baltimore police identified yesterday four victims from a recent spate of homicides, including a 14-year-old boy killed in Sunday's quadruple shooting.

Police said the boy, Perrish Parker, was killed along with 26-year-old Darren Davis and 45-year-old Troy Brown when gunfire erupted in the 4000 block of Oakford Ave. in Northwest Baltimore on Sunday night. He was the 24th juvenile homicide victim this year, and the second 14-year-old killed in November, the city's deadliest month of 2008.

Court records show Brown had been sought since April on a warrant for violating his probation. He pleaded guilty in March to one count of drug possession with intent to distribute and received an eight-year prison sentence, nearly all of which was suspended and followed by three years of supervised probation. Davis had several prior convictions for drug possession.

It was not clear what the relationship the three had, if any. Police said they did not know Parker's age, but a family friend and a relative confirmed the age in e-mails to The Baltimore Sun.

An unidentified woman was also wounded in the shooting.

Police also identified Alton Alston, 19, as the victim of a shooting early Monday in the 200 block of S. Clinton St. in East Baltimore. Alston was on probation following a guilty plea to a drug charge in October 2007. He received a five-year prison sentence, though four years and six months of that sentence was suspended.

In July, he was charged with attempted first-degree murder, armed robbery and assault, but the charges were dropped less than a month later. Prosecutors said there was insufficient evidence to proceed with an indictment after witnesses gave conflicting information.

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