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21-year-old crime ruled new Baltimore homicide

A man who was shot in a Northwest Baltimore robbery in 1993 died last week, upgrading his case to a homicide, Baltimore police said Monday.

The robbery took place on Aug. 2, 1993, when Baltimore police say Kevin Lamar Coley shot Donald Gillums in the torso during a robbery in the 3000 block of N. Hilton Street in Forest Park. Gillums survived and lived 21 years until he died Aug. 24 at the age of 57. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner ruled Oct. 7 that his death came as a result of complications from his gunshot wound.

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As a result, police charged Coley, now 39, with attempted first degree murder, first and second degree assault, carjacking, robbery, theft and handgun charges. He is already incarcerated after being sentenced to 20 years for pleaded guilty in 1995 to street robbery with a deadly weapon in the same incident, according to state court records.

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