Baltimore Chef Killed in Robbery After Putting Hands Up

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Michael Bates
Michael Bates (via Fox45)

A Baltimore chef was killed in a robbery after cooperating with the assailants overnight.

According to ABC2, 46-year-old Michael Bates, the former Executive Chef of Phaze 10 on Howard St., was shot and killed in the incident. Police say he was surrounded by three suspects with guns in the 4600 block of Pen Lucy Road around 2:30 a.m. He put his hands in the air, but one of the suspects shot him in the neck. He later died at a local hospital.

Phaze 10, which served Southern food and had jazz concerts, is listed as closed. Bates also worked at McCormick & Schmick’s, and with Baltimore city schools.



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  1. Was a good man, always was joking smiling at work, serious when he had to be to push the food out the window, Had A Love For Life, love for cigars, A love 4 family, it saddens me that it’s doubtful that they’ll catch the bastards who ended this man’s life. I feel there’s nowhere safe in Baltimore you can be, at any time your life can be taken in a second, turned into a war zone Michael Bates rest in peace, in God’s loving arms

  2. Maryland lost another icon due to violence. What a shame that this has happened. My heart breaks for his family and friends. What are we to do, how do we stop this horrible wave of crime and killings? God help us all.

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