Landover man struck in head in city fight dies

A 28-year-old Landover man who was struck in the head with a beer bottle before hitting his head on the ground during a fight in the city's Curtis Bay neighborhood early Tuesday has died from his injuries, Baltimore Police said Wednesday.

Cyrill Montel Holland, of the 7500 block of Greenleaf Road, was allegedly involved in a fight with several other men in the 1600 block of Cypress Street about 1:48 p.m. when he was assaulted, police said.

As police approached the scene, an "unidentified female" warned the men in the fight that the police were approaching and two men "picked [Holland] up off of the ground, put him in a truck and drove off," police said.

Officers checked local hospitals and located Holland at Harbor Hospital suffering from a head injury, police said. He was transferred to Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where he was pronounced dead at 8:46 p.m., police said.

A motive in the fight has not been determined. Police had previously reported the victim in the assault to be 19-years-old.

Also identified on Wednesday was a man located fatally stabbed in a home in the 4100 block of Groveland Avenue in the city's West Arlington neighborhood on Monday night.

Herman Cook, 69, was pronounced dead in the home after officers found him lying on the floor unresponsive about 8:16 p.m., police said.

A motive in the stabbing is unknown.

Police on Wednesday were also investigating two overnight shootings in the city.

Two men were shot multiple times in the city's Poppleton neighborhood early Tuesday morning, one in the body and the second in the head, police said.

Officers responded to the 800 block of Lexington Avenue about 12:48 a.m. and found the first victim lying on the ground at the rear of the 800 block of Vine Street with multiple gunshot wounds to the body, police said. He was transported to an area hospital in critical condition.

They then found the second victim with a gunshot wound to the head at the rear of the 800 block of Lexington Street, police said. He was transported to an area hospital in serious but stable condition, police said.

Police said they believe both victims were shot by an "unknown assailant" at the rear of the 800 block of Vine Street.

Police said they were also investigating an overnight aggravated assault involving an unresponsive man bleeding from the face who was found in an alley behind the 6100 block of Macbeth Drive in the city's Glen Oaks neighborhood.

The man was transported to a local hospital, police said Wednesday. No further information was provided.

The incident had initially been reported by police as a shooting on social media early Wednesday morning, but it was not a shooting, said Detective Angela Carter-Watson on Wednesday.

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