Crime, Police/Fire

Police investigating double-shooting homicide in Essex

UPDATE: The victim has been identified as David Leroy King, 29, of the 2100-block of Westfield Road.  He was known to many as the East Baltimore rapper “Dee Dave.” He was reportedly supposed to fly to Atlanta on Friday for a show.

Original story below…


ESSEX, MD—Police have released additional details on a double shooting in Essex left one man dead.

At just after 5 a.m. on Friday, officers responded to the 900-block of Holgate Drive in Essex (21221) for a report of a shooting.

Arriving officers found two adult males who had both been shot.

Medics responded and transported one man to a local hospital with non life threatening injuries.

The second man was pronounced dead at the scene. He has not yet been identified.

The preliminary investigation revealed that both men were shot while standing outside.

Homicide detectives are currently investigating the circumstances surrounding this incident.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 410-307-2020.

Callers may remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward when submitting tips through Metro Crime Stoppers by calling 1-866-7LOCKUP.

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