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Baltimore Police Search For Suspect In Woman's Murder

BALTIMORE (WJZ) -- Baltimore City police are on the hunt for a killer.

George Solis has details on the victim and the man police say is responsible for her death.

Police tell WJZ the victim is 41-year-old Latrina Ashburne. According to neighbors, she was a churchgoing woman who kept to herself. Police and her community aren't holding back their anger at her death.

Police say video shows the suspect responsible for killing a woman in cold blood in north Baltimore.

"We don't have a motive in this case. We don't know why this took place and it's absolutely concerning," said TJ Smith, Baltimore City police.

Police say early Friday morning, 41-year-old Latrina Ashburne tried to get into her car off Rosalin Avenue when the suspect walked up. She tried to run, got shot and was left for dead.

"This is a woman that you want as your neighbor. This is a woman you want in your community and some coward guns her down at 7:30 in the morning," Smith said.

People in the community are equally as upset.

Gloria Holland told WJZ she needed to keep busy to keep from breaking down as she remembered her neighbor.

"She was a very nice person. Minds her business. She went to work every day. If you needed a ride, she would give you a ride in her direction," Holland said.

A balloon memorial has been put up by the community angered and frustrated by the violence.

According to our media partner, the Baltimore Sun, Ashburne was an associate pastor at Kingdom Restoration Center Church and a teacher's aide at Francis Scott Key Elementary.

Ashburne was taken to the hospital, where was was pronounced dead.

Anyone with information is asked to call police or Metro Crime Stoppers.

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