Man found dead in Northwest Baltimore alley identified

Police: Barnes was shot in head

A man found dead in Northwest Baltimore last week has been identified.

Officials with the Baltimore Police Department say 21-year-old Devante Barnes died of a gunshot wound to the head.

Officers were called to the 4500 block of Fernhill Avenue in the West Arlington community just before noon Thursday, where they found Barnes in an alley. He was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Barnes' death is classified as a homicide. Officials say he was a resident of Rosalind Avenue in Baltimore.

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