Murder Ink

Murder Ink 4/25/17: 7 murders this week, 101 murder this year

Police made arrests in two homicides this week, including a man who detectives tracked to Vernon, Connecticut. Besides the seven homicides, Kim Doreen Chase, 52, who city police took into custody on April 9 on a Calvert County warrant, died on April 20 at St. Agnes Hospital. She suffered an illness...

  • Murder Ink 4/19/17: 8 murders this week, 94 murders this year

    Murder Ink 4/19/17: 8 murders this week, 94 murders this year

    Five murders over Easter weekend. This is not normal. Tuesday, April 11 10:56 p.m. Tion Singletary, a 22-year-old African-American man, was on the 1200 block of N. Luzerne Avenue when someone shot him in the upper body. He died there. Police say Singletary lived on the 2700 block of Winchester...

  • Murder Ink 4/12/17: 7 murders this week, 86 murders this year

    Murder Ink 4/12/17: 7 murders this week, 86 murders this year

    Baltimore subtracted a murder from the count this week, as a March stabbing was ruled self-defense, but the weekend saw four murders, including a double-homicide on Saturday, keeping the annual killing rate at a record level. Suspects were arrested in two separate murder investigations as well....

  • Murder Ink 4/5/17: 4 murders this week, 80 murders this year

    Murder Ink 4/5/17: 4 murders this week, 80 murders this year

    Four murders is a light week for Baltimore, and the police reported another homicide arrest, a sign of progress. But the last year Baltimore saw 80 murders before April 1 was 1998. In 2015 there were 52 by this date. Last year there were 59. This is a crisis. Tuesday, March 28 2:45 a.m. April Ellis,...

  • Murder Ink 3/29/17: 5 murders this week, 76 murders this year

    Murder Ink 3/29/17: 5 murders this week, 76 murders this year

    Almost as many people were arrested and charged with murder this week as were murdered. That almost never happens. Police also shot a man who was allegedly threatening two children with a butcher knife. Wednesday, March 22 4:15 a.m. Alphonza Watson, a 38-year-old African-American transgender woman,...

  • Murder Ink 3/22/17: 11 murders this week, 71 murders this year

    Murder Ink 3/22/17: 11 murders this week, 71 murders this year

    After a comparatively light week, Baltimore's killers returned with vigor. There were two double-homicides, one an arson and one a discovery of two decomposing victims. Police arrested one murder suspect and identified another. Seventy-one murders in the first 77 days puts 2017 19 killings ahead...

  • Murder Ink 3/15/17: 6 murders this week, 60 murders this year

    Murder Ink 3/15/17: 6 murders this week, 60 murders this year

    After a lull lasting more than a week, Baltimore notched six murders in four days, including a woman who police initially thought died of natural causes. They later arrested her son and charged him with strangling her to death. Wednesday, March 8 2:50 p.m. Sean Wood, a 26-year-old African-American...

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