Murder Ink

Murder Ink: 8 murders this week, 293 murders this year

The carnage continues. Tuesday, Oct. 24  2:22 p.m. Kendel Lecompte, a 27-year-old African-American man, was on the 1000 block of W. North Avenue in Reservoir Hill, when someone shot him. He died soon after at Shock Trauma. Lecompte had lived on the 5100 block of Chalgrove Avenue.  4:43 p.m. Antwan...

  • Murder Ink: 3 murders this week, 285 murders this year

    Murder Ink: 3 murders this week, 285 murders this year

    This week's low murder count is luck. There were 23 non-fatal shootings, including four double-shootings. Police arrested four people with handguns, and charged four people, including two women, with shootings. Keith Davis Jr. was convicted of murdering Kevin Jones. Tuesday, Oct. 17 7:37 p.m. Demetrius...

  • Murder Ink: 8 murders this week, 282 murders this year

    Murder Ink: 8 murders this week, 282 murders this year

    After a light week we're back to over one homicide per day. Baltimore has averaged about eight per week lately; the rate of killings is increasing despite city officials' efforts. Another of the four men shot on the 3200 block of Lyndale Avenue during the Sept. 26 mass shooting (the city's sixth...

  • Murder Ink: 5 murders this week, 275 murders this year

    Murder Ink: 5 murders this week, 275 murders this year

    A comparatively light week for killings should not mask that 18 other people were shot non-fatally, including three double-shootings. Monday, Oct. 2 On Sept. 28 at about 8 p.m., Leonard Carolina, a 40-year-old African-American man, was near the intersection of Poplar Grove and Riggs Avenue in the...

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

    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...

  • Murder Ink: 14 murders over the past two weeks, 258 murders this year

    Murder Ink: 14 murders over the past two weeks, 258 murders this year

    This week's Murder Ink covers the past two weeks of murders. There were 27 murders in the past 30 days. Police continue to seize illegal guns and arrest people, and shootings continue anyway: 15 people within the last week shot non-fatally. Federal agents closed four city murder cases, revealed...

  • Murder Ink: 244 murders this year, 14 murders over the past two weeks

    Murder Ink: 244 murders this year, 14 murders over the past two weeks

    Because of last week's holiday, Murder Ink ran online only. It is published in this week's paper along with this week's Murder Ink. Monday, Aug. 28 9:48 p.m. Carlos Jones, a 27-year-old African-American man, was near the intersection of Mount Pleasant and S. Highland avenues when someone shot him...

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