A man shot in the 7800 block of Eastern Avenue around 4 p.m. yesterday afternoon has died.

The preliminary investigation into the shooting has revealed that 19-year-old Antwuan Cordell Malloy of the 1900 block of Church Road, 21222 was sitting with two friends on a wall that separates the Everest Pizza Restaurant from a driveway next door when they were approached from behind by the suspect. When the friends noticed the suspect was approaching with a handgun displayed they attempted to flee, but Antwuan Malloy was struck in the back at least once and collapsed nearby. He was transported to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center where he died at 7:15 p.m.

Police believe that Antwuan Malloy was the intended target of the shooting and are asking anyone who may have information on the shooting or possible suspect to contact police at 410-307-2020. The Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit is continuing to investigate this morning.