By Kelsey Kushner


BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Police are searching for the person- or persons- who shot and killed a man in Southeast Baltimore.

Over the weekend, a robbery turned deadly.

Police said Medrano was walking home just before 10:30 p.m. Saturday night when someone shot and killed him in the alley behind the 400 block of Imla Street in Southeast Baltimore.


Courtesy: Neighbors of Santos Medrano.

His sister, who spoke to WJZ through a translator- asked to remain unidentified.

She said she received the heartbreaking news about her brother from doctors later that night.

“She asked the doctor what is going on what happened and the doctor responded your brother is here they just killed your brother he is dead,” The sister said.

She said her brother was a hard worker and has no idea who would do this to him-but she thinks there might be a video showing three suspects.

“I believe they were saying there was a female driving the car and two masked guys,” She said.

Police said the incident started as a robbery and initially they thought Medrano was beaten, but medical examiners found a gunshot wound to his upper body.

They said so far this year, Southeast Baltimore has had five murders in the district. This time last year, they had only two.

Neighbors put pressure on police Monday night- calling for more safety in the area.

“What I would like to get from this is maybe we can get police community control and they can walk and drive around,” The sister said.

Police said this is still an active investigation and anyone with information or videos should call police.

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Kelsey Kushner

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