Medical Examiner Rules Death of Care Center Patient a Homicide

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On Jan. 12, 2023, at approximately 6:00 a.m., the Medical Examiners’ Office ruled the death of a 75-year-old male patient a homicide by blunt force trauma.

The incident occurred on May 18, 2022, at approximately 3:45 p.m. Northeast District patrol officers responded to the 5000 block of Frankford Road to investigate a reported aggravated assault.

Once at the location, officers spoke with a Care Center Manager, who advised them that Ellsworth Johnson-Bey was knocked down and injured by a contractual employee. The victim suffered a broken hip during the assault. The victim was transported to an area hospital, where he was admitted.

On September 5, 2022, at approximately 05:37 a.m., a hospital staff member informed officers that Johnson-Bey had passed due to his injuries. The deceased was then transported to the Medical Examiners’ Office for an autopsy. Homicide detectives were notified.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Baltimore Police Department (BPD) homicide detectives at 410-396-2100.

Those who wish to remain anonymous can utilize the Metro Crime Stoppers tip line at 1-866-7LOCKUP or text a tip to Metro Crime Stoppers by visiting the MCS website.

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