Body found Tues­day near school foot­ball field

Baltimore Sun - - NATION MARYLAND -

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.

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