Murder Ink

Murder Ink: 9 murders this week; 166 murders this year

Three men were charged with two murders this week while nine others were killed. Shootings are up as well. We're still behind last year's record count, which was 180 by July 24. Monday, July 18 8:24 p.m. Police called to an arson fire on the 3300 block of The Alameda and found Charles Ervin, an...

  • Murder Ink: 8 murders this week; 157 murders this year

    Murder Ink: 8 murders this week; 157 murders this year

    A note on the count: Last week's Murder Ink count was long by one, because of a data error. A correction online incorrectly stated it was off by two, by erroneously removing Szki Wright from the count because her mother had been charged with manslaughter. That post has been corrected again. City...

  • Murder Ink: 11 murders this week; 149 murders this year

    Murder Ink: 11 murders this week; 149 murders this year

    Because of deadlines associated with the Fourth of July holiday, this week's Murder Ink covers July 1 through July 11. Along with two pedestrians killed by drivers (neither of which is considered a homicide) and one body found floating in the water, for which the autopsy is pending, 11 people were...

  • Murder Ink: 12 murders this week; 139 murders this year

    Murder Ink: 12 murders this week; 139 murders this year

    Because of the 4th of July holiday, this Murder Ink column covers June 21 through noon, July 1. Rapper Lor Scoota was gunned down in his car on Saturday night, June 25, on the way out of an exhibition basketball game and peace rally. His death prompted an outpouring of grief and support from fans,...

  • Murder Ink: 8 murders this week, 134 murders this year

    Murder Ink: 8 murders this week, 134 murders this year

    The rapper Lor Scoota was gunned down in his car on Saturday night on the way out of an exhibition basketball game and peace rally. His death prompted an outpouring of grief and support from fans, including an impromptu vigil that briefly blocked North Avenue on the West Side. There were also 20...

  • Murder Ink: 2 murders this week; 126 murders this year

    Murder Ink: 2 murders this week; 126 murders this year

    Baltimore's murderers took it easy this week, chalking down just two deaths, not counting Amirah Kinlaw, an eight-year-old girl who was run down by a 14-year-old boy fleeing police in a stolen Jeep. Baltimore Police do not count traffic fatalities—even hit-and-run cases in which the suspect was...

  • Murder Ink: 8 murders this week; 124 murders this year

    Murder Ink: 8 murders this week; 124 murders this year

    Eight people were murdered this week in Baltimore by gunfire. One victim was 13 years old. The police reported eight people were shot non-fatally just over the weekend. This did not make national news because the definition of news is, roughly, "what is important and unusual," and these numbers...

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