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Why Boxers Should Never Fight on the Street
Baltimore boxer, 24, killed in overnight shooting, police say

Jessica Anderson |

A 24-year-old man was killed in a shooting Wednesday morning in Upton, and a second is in critical condition after he was shot by a masked gunman during a robbery in Northeast Baltimore, city police said.

Police identified the victim as Montell "Telly" Pridgett, a boxer from the neighborhood.

Officers were called at 12:30 a.m. to the 1500 block of Pennsylvania Avenue for a report of gunshots, but found no victim. They were directed to the University of Maryland Medical Center's emergency department, where Pridgett was found suffering from a gunshot wound to the torso. Doctors pronounced him dead a short time later.

Police said homicide detectives determined Pridgett, of the nearby 1500 block of Argyle Avenue, had been fighting with an unknown suspect in the 1500 block of Pennsylvania Avenue when the suspect pulled out a handgun and shot him.

Police did not release a description of the suspect.

Baltimore's Gervonta Davis, who came up training at the nearby Upton Boxing Center before winning the IBF junior lightweight title in January in Brooklyn, mourned Pridgett's death on Twitter on Wednesday.

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BobMarch 15, 2017 10:06 PM UTC

From the news article, however, it appears the man was killed in his own building.
responds:March 16, 2017 3:05 PM UTC

It was not clear where he was shot. The bit about the guy being found in his apartment was the story of another dude shot in the same slice of time at about the same time which they tacked onto this more newsworthy shooting. In any case, the gun will most likely come into play after the boxer beats his man up and he may well have been come back on in his home or most likely on his steps.