Friends and family on Saturday were mourning the fatal shooting of Gerald Brown, 34, a popular former basketball star known for his humor and love of his community.
Brown, who led an undefeated team at Frederick Douglass High School and played at Providence and Loyola University Maryland, was shot and killed around 8 p.m. Friday in the 3700 block W. Forest Park Ave. Police have released few details.
Word spread quickly on social media, where there was an outpouring of grief. Brown was remembered for both his athletic accomplishments and his character.
“He was genuinely an amazing guy,” said Aaron Maybin, the artist and former NFL...