BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Police are still looking for the person who murdered 34-year-old Gerald Brown—a standout former basketball player and comedian from Baltimore.
Someone shot him around 8 p.m. Friday in the 3700 block of West Forest Park Avenue.READ MORE: Shooting Suspect Killed In Officer-Involved Shooting Near Inner Harbor Thursday Night, Baltimore Police Say
Grieving loved ones remembered the father for his community involvement and sense of humor.
He was also known as Geesongz.
On Monday, Baltimore Police Commissioner Michael Harrison pleaded with the community to come forward with tips.
Earlier in the day, Commissioner Harrison greeted 38 new police recruits and praised them for their willingness to go to work for the department. Baltimore still has a shortage of officers.
More than 130 people have been killed in Baltimore City this year. Mayor Jack Young told WJZ Monday the level of violence is “unacceptable.” He called for federal funding to study how guns are coming into the city.
Brown played basketball for Frederick Douglass High School in West Baltimore and Loyola University. Loyola remembered him for his “infectious smile and outgoing personality.”
Anyone with information about Brown’s killing can call Homicide at 410-396-2100. You can call Metro Crime Stoppers At 1-866-7-Lockup. You can also text tips to 443-902-4824.