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Dasean Mcelveen, an artist involved with Baltimore Youth Arts, was killed Thursday night

Dasean Mcelveen, an artist involved with Baltimore Youth Arts, was killed Thursday night

Dasean Mcelveen, a 17-year-old boy from East Baltimore, was killed Thursday night around 8:30 p.m., on the 1700 block of Abbotston Street in the Coldstream-Homestead-Montebello neighborhood. According to police, Mcelveen had been walking with a 20-year-old man when a black van pulled up alongside them, and a passenger shot at them. The 20-year-old man was able to walk to a nearby hospital to get treatment for leg wounds.

Since September, Mcelveen—also known as Smoke to friends and collaborators—had been an active participant at Baltimore Youth Arts, an interdisciplinary arts program for youths in the city that focuses on those in the juvenile justice system. Last year, BYA...

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