14-year-old boy shot and killed in south Baltimore

A 14-year-old boy was shot in the head and killed in south Baltimore's Cherry Hill neighborhood early Tuesday morning, the third teen killed in the city in a little more than a week.

Police did not release any information on potential suspects in the shooting of the boy, identified as Najee Thomas of Baltimore. Police found him inside a home in the 600 block of Roundview Road with a gunshot wound to his head around 1:15 a.m. after being called with a report of a serious shooting. Thomas died shortly after despite medical attention, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact homicide detectives at 410-396-2100.

The homicide follows the death of Raysharde Kevin Sinclair, 18, who was fatally stabbed in the 5100 block of York Road on April 14; and the April 16 fatal shooting of Michael Mayfield, a 17-year-old baseball player with plans on going to college or joining the military.

In 2013, three children — a 1-year-old, a 15-year-old and a 17-year-old — were shot and killed in the city, the lowest level in at least a decade.



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