Early morning shooting adds to weekend toll

Another man was shot in Baltimore early Monday morning, extending the Memorial Day weekend violence into the holiday and bringing the number of shootings to at least eight.

An unidentified male was taken to an area hospital after being shot in the arm and stomach a few blocks from Lake Montebello, police said.


Police have no motive or suspect information at this time, Det. Angela Carter-Watson said. The victim was discovered in the 1600 block of 32nd St. at approximately 3:27 a.m. At this time there is no update on the man's condition, she said.

Five people were shot Sunday in Baltimore after one man was fatally shot Saturday night, police said.

Homicide detectives were notified about two of the Sunday shootings because of the severity of the victims' wounds, police said. One of those was reported about 1 p.m. in a playing field next to a school, the Maryland Academy of Technology and Health Sciences, near the intersection of Gwynns Falls Parkway and North Dukeland Street in Northwest Baltimore. The victim, a man, was shot in the upper body, police said.

The other Sunday shooting in which homicide detectives were notified was in the 900 block of East Biddle Street about 4:30 p.m., when a man was shot multiple times. The man was in surgery and still alive as of Sunday night.

A 24-year-old Sykesville man was also killed Saturday in Baltimore, police said.

Blake Harris, of the 5900 block of Dale Road, was pronounced dead shortly after 8 p.m., police said. Officers responding to a call for shooting at 7:30 p.m. in the 4500 block of Marble Hall Road in Baltimore's New Northwood neighborhood found Harris suffering from a gunshot wound and took him to a nearby hospital.

Police are searching for a suspect. Anyone with information should call 410-396-2100.

In another incident, a man walked into a hospital about 5:30 p.m. with a gunshot wound. Police determined he was riding a bike earlier when he was shot by an unknown assailant in the 2900 block of Kirk Avenue.


About 9 p.m., a man was shot in the abdomen in the 300 block of Dallas Court, a small courtyard roughly across the street from Johns Hopkins Hospital in East Baltimore, police said.

On Sunday, a shooting that happened just past midnight led to an hours-long barricade situation in a house in the 5900 block of St. Regis Road in the Cedonia neighborhood as detectives tried to serve an arrest warrant on the suspect.

The suspect was Walter McCoy, 36, who was ultimately taken into custody and charged with first- and second-degree attempted murder, police said. Police allege McCoy shot his ex-girlfriend and mother of his 4-year-old daughter once in each leg in the 1400 block of N. Lakewood Avenue in the Berea neighborhood. The victim and McCoy broke up seven years ago, police said, and she was expected to survive.

McCoy had a history of violence against the victim, police said, and court records show an extensive history of arrests for assault and battery. In August, the victim obtained a protective order against him. McCoy surrendered to police after a few hours.

Shortly after he surrendered, police continued to keep the scene active while detectives waited on a warrant to search McCoy's home for a suspected weapon. Families and children celebrating the holiday weekend milled around, with some kept from cookouts by the police tape.