A man who was shot in 1997 died earlier this year from his injuries and will be counted as a homicide victim this year, while police identified a man fatally shot to death in East Baltimore this week.
Police say Leslie Johnson, 36, died January 30 at Mercy Hospital from complications from injuries from a shooting on April 14, 1997 in South Baltimore's Brooklyn neighborhood. The shooting occurred in the 800 block of Jack St.; here's the account from The Sun at the time:
Shooting: A man armed with a shotgun shot another man in the back and a leg in the 800 block of Jack St. yesterday. The victim was in critical condition at Maryland Shock Trauma Center."