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Husband of Baltimore Police lieutenant fatally shot while on the phone with his son

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Jan. 27 2022, Published 4:13 p.m. ET

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Police in Maryland are hunting for whoever is responsible for fatally shooting the husband of a Baltimore Police Department lieutenant.

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On Jan. 25, James E. Blue III was shot multiple times and killed around 2:40 p.m. in northeast Baltimore.

Blue was rushed to an area hospital, where he was pronounced dead, WJZ-TV reported. Police have not released any suspect information or a motive for his killing.

They also didn't say if it was related to his wife's job.

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According to a GoFundMe, Blue is survived by his wife and three children. The fundraiser has already raised more than $18,000.


According to the Baltimore Sun, Blue was shot outside a home he recently bought and was in the process of fixing up. He was killed as he was on the phone with his son, who recently transferred to Virginia Tech to play football.

“He is devastated,” Blue’s sister, Shelonda Stokes, said of her nephew, according to the Sun.

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Blue worked as a conductor for Amtrak for 20 years, the Sun reported.

Police are offering up to a $4,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest in the case. Anyone with information is asked to call Metro Crime Stoppers at (866) 756-2587.

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Source: Baltimore police; Unsplash

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