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Shooting of 62-year-old Baltimore's first homicide

Wednesday - 1/4/2012, 4:37pm  ET

BALTIMORE - Baltimore police say a 62-year-old man found shot in the driver's seat of a vehicle is the city's first homicide victim of the new year.

Police say Bruce Royster, who lived in the 2900 block of Baker St., was found about two miles away in the 4000 block of Edgewood Road in the Parks Heights area after officers responded to reports of gunfire about 9:45 p.m. Tuesday. Police told The Baltimore Sun that emergency medical personnel treated Royster at the scene and took him to Sinai Hospital, where he died about 10:15 p.m. (

Police say the city recorded 196 homicides in 2011, the lowest since 1978 when 197 homicides were recorded.


Information from: The Baltimore Sun,

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