Woman killed in Southeast Baltimore beauty salon; police identify 21-year-old victim

A woman was murdered inside a beauty shop at 241 North Milton Avenue on Dec. 21. 2019.

A 21-year-old woman was fatally shot inside a beauty salon Saturday night in the McElderry Park neighborhood of Southeast Baltimore.

Baltimore Police say they responded to the 200 block of N. Milton Ave. around 6:12 p.m. for a report of a shooting. Officers found the woman suffering from gunshot wounds to the head inside the Madam D Beauty Bar.


The woman, who on Monday was identified as Destiny Harrison, was taken to an area hospital where she was pronounced dead.

Col. Sheree Briscoe said one or more suspects entered the salon while other people were there and shot Harrison, but would not address any of the accounts of what happened. “I know that there is a conversation happening out [on] social media. That is not the investigative conversation,” Briscoe said.


Homicide detectives are asking anyone with information to call 410-396-2100 or leave an anonymous tip with Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7lockup.

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There were red roses placed in front of the salon’s door Sunday morning. The business’ facade is painted bright pink.

Around the corner from the site of the shooting, there’s a memorial for another homicide victim: Yasmine Wilson, a 20-year-old woman who was shot and killed in July.

Earlier Saturday, two additional people were shot and taken to an area hospital with injuries.

At about 12:46 a.m., police arrived at the 600 block of Glenwood Ave. in North Baltimore to investigate a report of a shooting. They found a 20-year-old man suffering from a gunshot wound to the body. Police did not provide any additional details about the incident, such as the man’s current condition or specifically where he was wounded.


Police then responded at about 3:20 a.m. to a report of a shooting at the 2400 block of Frederick Ave. in the Shipley Hill neighborhood of West Baltimore, where they found an 18-year-old woman suffering from a gunshot wound to the ankle. Her condition was also not immediately clear Saturday morning.

Anyone with information about any of the four cases is asked to call Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP.

Baltimore Sun reporters Pamela Wood and Talia Richman contributed to this article.