City police are on the scene of a homicide in Northwest Baltimore's Windsor Hills neighborhood, after a body was discovered on a quiet residential street this morning.
The body was found in the 2900 block of Haverford Road, and police reported at about 10:50 a.m. that a man had been shot.
A source said the victim was 62 years old and was shot in the head. He did not appear to be from the neighborhood, the source said, but other details remained under investigation.
Zakiya Jefferson, 26, said she heard two gunshots and thought they had come from a distance. But soon, police were on the block, standing over a man's face-down body on a grassy patch. The above picture was posted to Twitter.
She said her neighbor saw a man running into the woods, and a Cadillac with an open trunk was parked on the street.
"We talked to a couple of officers, and they were apologetic. A few of them said they'd been working this district for a while and they've never gotten a call like this in the area," Jefferson said. "It's a really nice neighborhood, everyone is close-knit. We all communicate with each other. Many of the residents have lived here for a long time."
According to the city's Open Baltimore crime mapping site, there hasn't been a single crime reported on Haverford Road or the adjacent 4000 block of Duvall Avenue in recent months.
The killing is the 15th homicide in the city this year, and the third in the Northwest District.