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Man found dead blocks from Penn Station midday Thursday, death ruled homicide

Posted: 11:18 AM, Nov 12, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-12 17:37:13-05

A man was found dead midday Thursday in Baltimore's Mid-Town Belvedere neighborhood, just a few blocks south of Penn Station, Baltimore Police said Monday.

Central District officers responded to the 1200 block of Saint Paul Street at 12:49 p.m. to investigate a suspicious death. There, police found the body of 43-year-old Brendan Michaels, who resided in the same block.

Michaels' body was taken to the Medical Examiners office for an autopsy. On Friday, it was determined the cause of death was due to blunt force trauma, and the death was ruled a homicide. 

Michaels was later identified as a fitness instructor at Carroll Community College, a position he had filled since 2008, the college confirmed. Michaels earned his associate's degree from the school in 1998. He began working for the college in 1997, transitioning into an hourly role in 1998 and going full time in 1999. Michaels became a certified personal trainer in 2014. 

"We are extraordinarily said to hear about the passing of our beloved friend and staff member Brendon Michaels. Brendon was a vibrant and well respected member of the College community for over 20 years," Carroll Community College President James D. Ball said in a statement. "He was high energy, passionate about fitness and always willing to help anyone in need. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends. Brendon will be truly missed and will never be forgotten." 

Homicide detectives are investigating. Anyone with information should call 410-396-2221 or call Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP. 

Also Monday, police shared the identities of two other recent shooting deaths.

The man shot in the head on Saturday in the 4600 block of York Road was identified as 25-year-old Darelle Yancey, of the 3600 block of Pulaski Highway. 

A man who was killed Thursday in the 2300 block of East Chase Street, in the city's Biddle Street neighborhood, was identified as 29-year-old Antoine Green, of the 7200 block of Hilltop.

Monday morning, a 27-year-old man was shot in the groin in the Franklin Square neighborhood . His injuries were not considered life threatening.