City police seeking stolen vehicle related to North Baltimore killing

Baltimore police say the men who fatally shot a 34-year-old North Baltimore man took his car, and they were asking for the public's help in locating the vehicle.

The vehicle, a silver 2004 Honda Odyssey minivan with the Maryland tag number 5AN0397, is believed to have been taken by three men who killed Hamin Bridges on Thursday night outside his home in the 1000 block of Evesham Ave.

Police, responding about 10 p.m. to reports of gunfire, found Bridges lying on the porch of a house on the block. Detectives believe he was at his home when several unknown men approached him and a struggle ensued. He was shot several times as he tried to flee and was found on a neighbor's porch, police said. He was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital, where he died at 10:26 p.m.

According to court records, Bridges had no criminal record or arrests. He was originally from Philadelphia and attended Coppin State University, according to profiles on two social networking sites, and had been involved in a music production company, state business records show.

Bridges was the second homicide victim in the city Thursday. Earlier, Franklin Morris Jr., 34, was shot several times at his home in the 1600 block of Smallwood St. in the Coppin Heights neighborhood. He died at 4:09 a.m. at Maryland Shock Trauma Center.

Police said his attackers entered his home and lay in wait. When he entered the home, there was a confrontation, and he was shot. Police are looking for two suspects but were unable to provide descriptions.

A motive for Morris' killing was not known. He was sentenced to four years and four months in prison in July 2011 after being convicted of attempted armed robbery, but the sentence was backdated to 2007, when he was first arrested and was held pending trial.

Anyone with information on the killings was asked to call homicide detectives at 410-396-2100.

Officers also responded to a shooting at 11:15 p.m. Thursday in the 200 block of S. Conkling St. in Baltimore Highlands. A 20-year-old man was shot in the left hand and left leg. He was treated at an area hospital for wounds that were not considered life-threatening, police said.

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