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Victim Told Medics He Was Having Trouble Breathing. They Said It Was Because He Was Shot In The Chest.

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Source: MEGA; Baltimore police

Sep. 1 2022, Published 4:38 p.m. ET

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A man told paramedics he was having difficulties breathing, they said it was because he was shot in the chest.

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Now, officers say they have arrested the suspect gunman.

Around 12:50 a.m. on Aug. 15, police in Baltimore responded to a possible overdose on Park Avenue. When officers arrived, they found 35-year-old Eric Plater being treated by medics.

Plater told paramedics he was having difficulty breathing.

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Medics told officers that Plater had been shot in the chest, police said. Plater was taken to the hospital, where he died.

Investigators identified 44-year-old Donte Simms as the suspect. On Aug. 30, he was arrested and charged with first-degree murder. His arrest was announced on Sept. 1.

No motive has been released in the case.

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