BALTIMORE — A man was shot and killed outside of a West Baltimore gas station Wednesday afternoon.
Officers were already nearby on a warrant initiative when they heard gunfire in the 2800 block of Edmondson Avenue.
A 34-year-old man, who has not been identified, was found outside the Carroll Motor Fuels, with an apparent gunshot wound to his body.
He died at the scene. Arriving officers saw a 16-year-old armed with a gun, trying to flee the scene. He's since been arrested and charged with first degree murder.
"All this killing, it needs to stop. It needs to stop. It’s depressing," said Baltimore resident Denise Jones.
"Why are we doing this to one another?"— Dave Detling (@WMARDave) June 2, 2022
A 34-year-old man was shot & killed earlier today on Baltimore's west side.
The year-to-date homicide & non-fatal shooting rates are:
2021 – 137
2022 – 139
2021 – 268
An owner of a nearby business said he heard at least 10 shots fired.
"I’m just working and all of a sudden, bang bang bang," said the owner, who didn't want to be identified.
Witnesses believe the shooting started as a fight at a nearby bus stop.
Jones told WMAR-2 News she was getting off at another bus stop when she saw the police cars.
"Somebody in the bus said something must have happened because they had the yellow tape right there," Jones said. "Somebody got killed, somebody’s child, father, mother got killed."
Baltimore Police are investigating 140 murders this year.
"We call it Charm City but they’re going to change that to B’Murder," Jones said. "Ain’t going to be Charm City no more."
Any witnesses are asked to call police at 410-396-2100.