“He was high energy, passionate about fitness and always willing to help anyone in need,” Ball said in a statement. “Brendon will be truly missed and will never be forgotten.”
Brendon Michaels also worked as a waiter at Olive Garden Italian Restaurants. In 2011, he won $50,000 playing the Maryland Lottery. Lottery officials posted a photo of him online with an oversized check. He told them he planned to replace his 200,000-mile car.
Michaels was one of three homicide victims identified Monday by Baltimore police.
Officers say Antoine Green, 39, was killed Thursday across from the shuttered Dr. Rayner Browne Elementary/Middle School in East Baltimore. On Saturday, Darelle Yancey, 25, was shot in the head and killed on the 4600 block of York Road in the Kernewood neighborhood of North Baltimore.