Murder Ink

Murder Ink: 6 murders this week, 20 murders this year

A triple shooting at a Southeast bar punctuated the city's increased violence last week. There were a total of nine nonfatal shootings reported, and a fight in Fells Point that escalated into a panicked hit-and-run that left a woman hospitalized with skull fractures and was caught on video. Last...

  • Murder Ink: 2 murders this week, 14 murders this year

    Murder Ink: 2 murders this week, 14 murders this year

    The city's death toll climbs slowly, and not all are called murders. A 4-year-old boy named Isaiah Deloatch shot himself to death in a house on the 400 block of North Athol Avenue, and that was ruled an accident. Darius Bradney, a 16-year-old African-American boy was shot to death in the Pedestal...

  • Murder Ink: 4 murders this week, 12 murders this year

    Murder Ink: 4 murders this week, 12 murders this year

    Another blessedly slow week on the murder front. Also, police have been seizing a lot of guns. Tuesday, Jan. 12 9:15 p.m. Sierra Burley, a 29-year-old African-American woman, was in a home on the 5600 block of Haddon Avenue when a man broke in and shot her in the back and neck. A man who was in...

  • Murder Ink: 2 murders this week, 8 murders this year

    Murder Ink: 2 murders this week, 8 murders this year

    Another relatively quiet week on the homicide front, though there were 10 nonfatal shooting reported, including one of a 10-year-old boy in a store on the 5300 block of Frankford Avenue. Police also announced that they had seized guns from four felons, and caught another boy they say participated...

  • Murder Ink: 4 murders this week, 6 murders this year

    Murder Ink: 4 murders this week, 6 murders this year

    Despite three separate murders on Jan. 7, the pace of killings appears to have slowed, slightly. Here's hoping it slows further. Thursday, Jan. 7 4:21 p.m. James Dankins, a 28-year-old African-American man, was on the 1100 block of West Saratoga Street in Poppleton when someone shot him. Medics...

  • Murder Ink: Nine more murders at end of 2015, new year begins with two

    Murder Ink: Nine more murders at end of 2015, new year begins with two

    This Murder Ink appears online only and covers the murders from Dec. 22 through Jan. 5. There were nine murders to close out the final week of 2015, which saw a record 344 murders. The first few days of the new year were relatively quiet, with only two murders recorded, both on the east side.  ...

  • Murder Ink: 9 murders this week, 336 murders this year

    Murder Ink: 9 murders this week, 336 murders this year

    There were nine murders in Baltimore last week—four stabbings, three shootings, a beating, and one in which police described the victim as having "obvious signs of trauma." Tuesday, Nov. 24 12 a.m. Ananias Jolley, the 17-year-old African-American student who was stabbed by a classmate on Nov. 24...

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