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Baltimore police release surveillance photos in killing of 64-year-old trying to reclaim stolen scooter

Baltimore police released surveillance photos of two men they want to identify in the killing of Vaseles Nettles, a 64-year-old shot as he was trying to retrieve his stolen scooter Monday night, police said.

One of the men is riding the blue scooter, which police say belonged to Nettles, in one of the pictures. No phone number was listed for Nettles’ address, and family members could not be reached Tuesday.

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The killing about 5:30 p.m. Monday in the 3800 block of West Forest Park Ave. in Northwest Baltimore, was the first of two in the city Monday.

Police said in a news release that they were initially called to the scene for a car accident.

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When officers arrived , they found Nettles suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead shortly after arriving.

Detectives learned that the victim might have been riding the motorized scooter while he was shot.

Anyone who knows the names and whereabouts of the men in the photos is asked to call homicide detectives at (410) 396-2100. Tipsters can remain anonymous by calling Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP.

Later in the evening, police say that an unidentified man was shot and killed in the city’s Patterson Park neighborhood.

The department said that officers were called to the first block of North Clinton St. in Southeast Baltimore for a report of a shooting at 11:57 p.m.

Upon arriving, the officers found a man who had been shot and was unresponsive at the scene. He was pronounced dead at the scene by medics.

Anyone with information about either shooting is asked to call 410-396-2100 or leave tips anonymously at 1-866-756-2587.

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