Murder Ink: 12 murders this week, 271 murders this year

A 9-year-old girl was shot in the foot in a crossfire on the 1000 block of Slater Road. Four people were shot and two were killed on the 3200 block of Lyndale Avenue. In Cherry Hill, cops captured an 18-year-old man, disguised in a wig and a dress, carrying a rifle with a drum magazine, plus another gun which was found in his car. In Upton, two men were killed less than three days and two blocks apart. In the month of September, 30 Baltimoreans were murdered.

Saturday, Sept. 23

8 a.m. Michael Blevins, a 24-year-old Caucasian man with no fixed address, was on the 700 block of Newington Avenue when someone shot him multiple times. He was taken to a hospital in critical condition, and he died the next day. Police publicized the death several days later, so Blevins' murder is listed in this week's Murder Ink.

Monday, Sept. 25

2:30 p.m. A patrol officer found Sean White, a 23-year-old African-American man, in the rear of the 1100 block of 20th Street. He had been shot multiple times in the body and had died. He is the third person killed in the East Baltimore Midway neighborhood this year. On June 13, a man and a woman were shot to death on the 1200 block of Bonaparte Avenue.

7:54 p.m. Gerry Hall, a 46-year-old African-American man, was on the 2400 block of Barclay Street when someone shot him multiple times. Medics got him to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Hall resided on the 2000 block of Kennedy Avenue.

Tuesday, Sept. 26

10:15 p.m. Someone shot four people on the 3200 block of Lyndale Avenue. A patrol officer heard the shots and rushed to the scene, where she found a 26-year-old man shot in the abdomen and a 25-year-old man shot in the leg, both of whom were expected to survive. Angelo West, a 42-year-old African-American man of the 4700 block of Hampnett Avenue, and Charles Hamilton, a 39-year-old African-American man of the 1300 block of Canberra Drive, were both shot multiple times, and were both dead. They were the first people murdered this year in the Four By Four neighborhood.

Wednesday, Sept. 27

9:35 p.m. Kenneth Burton, a 27-year-old African-American man, was on the 2300 block of W. Lafayette Avenue in the Bridgeview/Greenlawn neighborhood, when someone shot him more than once. Medics took him to Shock Trauma, where he died. Burton had lived on the 2400 block of Loretta Avenue, which is about seven blocks from where he was murdered.

Friday, Sept. 29

8:32 p.m. Anton Carter, a 39-year-old African-American man, was on the 1100 block of Myrtle Avenue in the Upton neighborhood when someone shot him more than once. He died soon after in a hospital. He had resided on the 600 block of Denison Street.

Saturday, Sept. 30

6:29 a.m. Police responded to a house on the 2900 block of Harview Avenue to find two men shot. Bernard Mackey, a 51-year-old African-American man, was shot in the head. He died soon after. The other man, age 57, was hit in the shoulder and is expected to survive. Police say that man was uncooperative with investigators and that the murder may have been related to a domestic dispute.

Sunday, Oct. 1

2:37 a.m. Devante Wright-Felder, a 24-year-old African-American man, was on the 5100 block of Goodnow Road in Frankford when someone shot him in the head. He died soon after at a hospital. Wright-Felder lived in Catonsville on the 6600 block of Frederick Road, according to police.

2:15 p.m. Larry Brown, an 18-year-old African-American man, was on the 3800 block of Norfolk Avenue when someone shot him in the chest. Police responding to the call were flagged down by citizens in a vehicle who said they were taking Brown to a hospital. Officers followed that vehicle to the hospital, where Brown died.

Monday, Oct. 2

12:30 a.m. A 24-year-old man who police have not yet identified publicly was on the 3300 block of Westerwald Avenue in Waverly when two masked men approached with guns, announced a robbery, and shot him. Medics got the man to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

8:24 a.m. A 24-year-old man who police have not yet identified publicly was on the 1300 block of Myrtle Avenue, two blocks from where Anton Carter was killed three days before, when someone shot him in the head. The 24-year-old man was pronounced dead at a hospital.

Update

Police identified the person who was killed on the 6100 block of Shipview Way on Sept. 25 as Kevin Crockett, an 18-year-old African-American man, of the 400 block of Poplar Grove Street.

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