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Shot Spotter Alerts BPD of two overnight murders in less than 24 hrs

Posted at 1:30 PM, Jun 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-12 16:35:17-04

BALTIMORE — Baltimore Police detectives are investigating two overnight murders in consecutive days.

The latest happened Monday around 2:51 a.m., in the 200 block of North Caroline Street.

Southeast District officers responded after receiving a “Shot Spotter” alert in the area. Units discovered 30-year-old Gerald Jones suffering from gunshot wounds.

He was taken to Johns Hopkins Hospital where he died a short time later.

Across the city less than 24 hours earlier at 2:13 a.m., another “Shot Spotter” alert led Western District officers to the 2000 block of Bryant Avenue

At the time no victim or evidence of a shooting was found.

Later that morning, around 5:45 a.m., officers were called to the 2400 block of North Pulaski Street for reports of an unresponsive man in the back of the location.

Deangelo Kelly, 22, was found suffering from severe head trauma. Medics pronounced him dead at the scene.

Police released no possible motive or suspects in either case.

Neither victim has been publicly identified.

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

The city has now recorded 140 murders in 2020, which is 10 more than at this same time last year.