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Two dead, including woman found shot in overturned car, as weekend violence continues to plague City

Posted at 10:30 AM, May 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-22 10:51:24-04

BALTIMORE (WMAR) — Baltimore Police are investigating two homicides and three additional shootings as violence continued to plague the city this weekend.

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Saturday, May, 4.
7:57 p.m.

Officers were called to investigate a reported shooting Saturday evening, in the 3900 block of Boarman Avenue. There, they found a 33-year-old male suffering from a gunshot wound to the shoulder.

He was taken to an area hospital for treatment.

8:40 p.m.

In Southeast Baltimore, officers responded to a shooting in the 400 block of North East Avenue. When they arrived, they found a 33 year-old male suffering from a gunshot wound to the knee.

He was transported by medic to an area hospital for treatment.

10:52 p.m.

Police said they found an adult male suffering from gunshot wounds in the 700 block of East 20th Street. Medics responded and pronounced the man dead at the scene.

Police later identified the man as 44-year-old James Lomax, of the 900 block of Homestead Street.

11:23 p.m.

Eastern District officers were called to investigate another shooting. This time, in the 1100 block of Patterson Park Avenue.

A short time later, police were told that a walk-in shooting victim was seeking treatment at an area hospital. There, officers found a 25 year-old male suffering from a gunshot wound to the wrist.

Sunday, May, 5.
12:01 a.m.

Officers in the 1800 block of Druid Hill Avenue were in the area when they heard gunfire.

As police searched the area, they saw an adult female suffering from gunshot wounds in an overturned vehicle two blocks down in the 1600 block of Druid Hill Avenue. The unidentified female was taken to an area hospital where she was pronounced dead.

On May 22, police identified the woman as 29-year-old Desha Jones.

Homicide detectives responded to the location and assumed control of the investigation.

Anyone with information on either incident is urged to contact Baltimore Police Department’s Homicide detectives, at 410-396-2100 or contact Baltimore Police Department Citywide Shooting detectives, at 410-396-2221.

Those who wish to remain anonymous can utilize the Metro Crime Stoppers tip line, at 1-866-7LOCKUP.

You can also submit a tip by texting 443-902-4824.