By CBS Baltimore Staff

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A man was charged after he allegedly tried to elude police following a fatal shooting in southeast Baltimore Wednesday evening. In the process of fleeing, one of the suspects allegedly carjacked an unsuspecting motorist.

A police officer heard gunfire while on patrol in the 1000 block of Granby Street around 7:27 p.m. The officers alerted dispatched and began to canvass the area.

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When additional officers arrived, they found a man suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. Lee Johnson, 43, was pronounced dead on the scene.

Devante Stewart. Credit: BPD

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While attempting to run away, police said 26-year-old Devante Stewart allegedly carjacked a motorist, then crashed the vehicle in the 400 block of Asquith Street. He then pushed his way into an apartment, while a resident was leaving, police said.

Stewart was charged with first-degree and second-degree murder charges. Another 36-year-old man was also taken into custody. No charges have been announced for him as of yet.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Homicide detectives at 410-396-2100.

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Those who wish to remain anonymous can utilize the Metro Crime Stoppers tip line, at 1-866-7LOCK-UP. You can also submit an anonymous online text tip to Metro Crime Stoppers by visiting the MCS website.

CBS Baltimore Staff