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Baltimore hip-hop producer dead, found shot in head near Camden Yards

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BALTIMORE -- A popular hip-hop producer was pronounced dead after he was found shot in South Baltimore Thursday afternoon, according to WJZ's media partner the Baltimore Banner.

Officers responded to the 400 block of Russell Street around 2 p.m. on August 3 for a reported vehicle crash.

When they arrived, they found 27-year-old Christopher Morton suffering from a gunshot wound to the head.

Morton is known in music circles as "WhiteBoy" or "WhiteboyCameWitDaBag," according to the Baltimore Banner.

Morton was a frequent producer for most of Baltimore's top rappers, including YG Teck, OTR Chaz, Roddy Rackzz and 448 RIQ, the Baltimore Banner reports.

Medics responded and transported Morton to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

There will be a birthday balloon release and candlelight vigil for Morton in the 1800 block of Westwood Avenue on Saturday, which would have been his 28th birthday, according to the Baltimore Banner.  

Anyone with information should contact homicide detectives at 410-396-2100.

Those who wish to remain anonymous can utilize the Metro Crime Stoppers tip line at 1-866-7LOCKUP.  You can also submit an anonymous online text tip to Metro Crime Stoppers by visiting the MCS website.

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