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East Baltimore man turns himself in in N.Y., will be charged with first-degree murder after death of his wife, police say

Amit Kumar turned himself in to authorities in DeWitt, N.Y., on Sunday and will be extradited back to Baltimore City where he will be formally charged with first-degree murder, Baltimore police said Sunday night.

Police said Kumar, 39, was wanted after his 39-year-old wife was found stabbed in their home in the 6700 block of Holabird Avenue in East Baltimore near the city and county line just before 7 p.m. Friday.

She was found unresponsive with multiple stab wounds to the body and pronounced dead at the scene.

“Kumar is not a suspect, only a person of interest to detectives,” said police spokeswoman Chakia Fennoy in an email Saturday.

Police have not released his wife’s name.

Fennoy said Saturday that Kumar might be in the New York City area or Syracuse area where he has family, and possibly in the D.C. area. DeWitt is a suburb of Syracuse in Central New York.

Kumar was also wanted on an unrelated felony theft warrant, police said.

In addition to the stabbing Friday night, police said a man was fatally shot, and two others were injured in separate incidents in Baltimore.

At 5:03 p.m., police said officers were called to a shooting in the 2000 block of Hollins St. in Southeast Baltimore. Police said a 27 year-old man was shot in the head and neck, and he was taken to an area hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

Police have not released the man’s name.

At 4:47 p.m., officers were called to the 2000 block of Denison Street in West Baltimore where a 48-year-old man had been shot in the face. He was taken to an area hospital where he was listed in stable condition.

The violence continued later Friday night with a shooting that occurred just after 11 p.m. in the 2400 block of Brentwood Ave. in the Barclay neighborhood.

Police said a 35-year-old man was shot in the upper body and taken to an area hospital for treatment.

Anyone with information on the homicides is asked to call detectives at 410-396-2100. Those with information on the shootings should call citywide shooting detectives at 410-396-2221. Tips can also be reported to Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7lockup.

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