Body found Tuesday near school football field
Baltimore police are investigating a homicide after a body was found near a school football field in Northeast Baltimore. Police responded to a report of an unconscious person in the 2400 block of Westfield Ave. at about 11:15 a.m. Officers found a person who was not breathing and showed signs of trauma, according to police. The person was pronounced dead a short time later. Detective Jeremy Silbert, a spokesman for the Baltimore Police Department, said police are working to identify the person, including their age and sex. It’s unclear exactly where the person was found, but a football field is located on the block, and the entrance to the field was roped off with police tape Tuesday afternoon. Officers at the scene declined to comment. The field sits about a half-mile from Reginald F. Lewis High School in Hamilton Hills. The field also houses two other school programs: Achievement Academy and Success Academy, according to a city schools spokesperson. Police are also investigating a shooting death that occurred Tuesday afternoon. At about 1:30 p.m., officers responded to the 5400 block of Cedonia Ave. for a report of a shooting. They found a male victim with gunshot wounds and transported him to a local hospital, where he died. Homicide detectives are investigating both incidents. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 410-396-2100, contact Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP or text tips to 443-9024824. our cities. We’re asking mayors throughout the country to make sure their voices are heard. The intent of the Census is to make sure every human being living in the United States is counted.” In April, the bipartisan U.S. Conference of Mayors joined a coalition of 18 attorneys general, including Maryland’s Brian E. Frosh, and six cities in filing a lawsuit in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of NewYork against the Trump administration over adding a question about immigration status on the next U.S. Census. The mayors argue that the citizenship question would depress responses from states with large immigrant populations, therefore under-reporting residents and possibly losing federal funding for education, infrastructure, health care and more in states such as Maryland and cities such as Baltimore. The plaintiffs argue that the Census Bureau has a constitutional obligation to determine “the whole number of persons in each state” and that demanding citizenship information would depress the count. Pugh said the task force she leads passed a resolution in support of the lawsuit over the weekend. She returned to Baltimore on Monday.