Teen Reported as One of Two Shooting Victims in Southwest District Homicide Investigation

On Jan. 13, 2023, at approximately 2:24 p.m., Western District patrol officers for the Baltimore Police Department (BPD) responded to the unit block of Caton Avenue for a report of a shooting.

Upon arrival, officers located two gunshot victims. The first victim, a 17-year-old male was located with a non-life-threatening graze wound to the head. The second victim, 18-year-old Joseph Kawa, was found unresponsive inside a vehicle. He was transported to Shock Trauma where he died a short time later.

Homicide detectives were notified and they assumed control of the investigation.

Anyone with information is urged to contact 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 tip to Metro Crime Stoppers by visiting the MCS website.

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