Murder Ink 5/20/15
  • Murder Ink 5/20/15

  • The carnage continues. Because police have become sporadic in notifying City Paper of homicides, we have missed a couple over the past several weeks. They are included in the “update” section below but are not...

    Murder Ink: 5/13/15
  • Murder Ink: 5/13/15

  • Ten more people were murdered in Baltimore last week, amid a flurry of nonfatal shootings. Some police have told reporters they are hesitant in the wake of the Freddie Gray rioting. A supposed truce among the Crips, BGF,...

    Murder Ink: 5/6/15
  • Murder Ink: 5/6/15

  • A reported “gang truce” and five-night curfew with National Guard soldiers roaming the streets did not tamp down the city’s murder rate. Quite the opposite.

    Murder Ink: 4/29/15
  • Murder Ink: 4/29/15

  • A murder-suicide on Boston Street and a nearly-2-year-old girl who died from “trauma to her body” were among the homicides this week as protesters took to the streets to demand justice for Freddie Gray, a 25-...

    Murder Ink: 4/22/15
  • Murder Ink: 4/22/15

  • Baltimore saw an average week for homicides that count on this score card: four deaths, including a double murder on Garrison Avenue on Friday night. But the week was dominated by a killing not listed here: Police say...

    Murder Ink: 4/15/15
  • Murder Ink: 4/15/15

  • After three murders this week, we’re still six ahead of last year’s pace.

    Murder Ink: 4/8/15
  • Murder Ink: 4/8/15

  • Baltimore reached its annual spring “violence spike” over the weekend. Three people were reported killed on Saturday, including the 29-year-old nephew of City Council President Bernard C. “Jack”...

    Murder Ink: 4/1/15
  • Murder Ink: 4/1/15

  • After a week with only a single killing, the pace picked up immediately. Three people were murdered in Baltimore in the two days after last week’s Murder Ink went to press. Three more were killed later in the week and...

    Murder Ink: 3/25/15
  • Murder Ink: 3/25/15

  • There was only one homicide in Baltimore this week, along with several shootings. March is shaping up as an especially nonmurderous one. By this date last year there had been 41 murders.

    Murder Ink: 3/18/15
  • Murder Ink: 3/18/15

  • There were three murders this week and seven nonfatal shootings. By this date last year Baltimore had seen 41 murders as well.

    Murder Ink: 3/11/15
  • Murder Ink: 3/11/15

  • There were two homicides this week, and two arrests for previous homicides. Baltimore has had two fewer murders in 2015 than on the same date last year.

    Murder Ink 3/4/15
  • Murder Ink 3/4/15

  • Continued bitter cold, snow, and ice could not dampen Baltimore’s murder rate very much. There were 13 murders in February this year, against just 10 in 2014. Still, last year the city had two more murders as of...

    Murder Ink 2/25/15
  • Murder Ink 2/25/15

  • Frigid cold may have helped keep the violence in check last week, as the police tallied only three nonfatal shootings (four if you count the guy the police shot on Sunday). But in Baltimore it takes more than single-digit...

    Murder Ink: 2/18/15
  • Murder Ink: 2/18/15

  • In a week when the police commissioner told a national audience that Baltimore City has “1950s-level, black and white racism,” the police identified an officer who fired his gun in the line of duty as Rashard...

    Murder Ink: 2/11/15
  • Murder Ink: 2/11/15

  • After a violent month the city has seen a lull. Nobody was killed during the week but one man died following an attack on Jan. 8.

    Murder Ink: 2/4/15
  • Murder Ink: 2/4/15

  • The Northeastern District became noticeably murder-prone over the past two weeks, continuing the trend of last year, after a yearlong, successful effort to tamp down on killings in the area just south of the NE district....

    Murder Ink: 1/28/15
  • Murder Ink: 1/28/15

  • Correction: The Jan. 13 edition misstated the race of John David Walsh, who was killed in his home on the 1100 block of North Carrollton Avenue on Monday, Jan. 5. Walsh is Caucasian, not African-American.

    Murder Ink: 1/21/15
  • Murder Ink: 1/21/15

  • Last week was relatively quiet until the weekend, when 10 people were shot and three died. A man shot last week also died, bringing the week’s murder tally to five.

    Murder Ink: 1/14/15
  • Murder Ink: 1/14/15

  • A police officer died six weeks after a police car he was riding in crashed into a telephone pole while chasing a man on a moped. Craig Chandler had been a cop for six years. Bishop Suffragan Heather Cook, the second in...

    Murder Ink 1/7/15
  • Murder Ink 1/7/15

  • We’re reaching back a little in this first column of 2015 to include homicides that occurred in the last week of 2014, after last week’s press time. That is why the counts (left) do not match the actual items in...

    Murder Ink 12/31/14
  • Murder Ink 12/31/14

  • Progress on the homicide front is hard to celebrate in Baltimore, but as of Christmas this year—when one person was murdered, rather than two on Christmas Day in 2013—there’d been 207 murders, down...

    Murder Ink 12/24/14
  • Murder Ink 12/24/14

  • It was a stressful week in Baltimore as an officer who was shot was moved to Shock Trauma and a Georgia man who shot and wounded his former girlfriend in Owings Mills then made his way to New York, where he killed two...

    Murder Ink 12/17/14
  • Murder Ink 12/17/14

  • It was a quiet week on the homicide front, with only one murder recorded even as 10 people were shot non-fatally, including a city police officer. Police arrested two people and charged them with attempted murder for...

    Murder Ink 12/10/14
  • Murder Ink 12/10/14

  • The city surpassed 200 homicides this year for the third year running. Since 2000, Baltimore has had more than 200 murders every year except 2011, when there were 197.

    Murder Ink 12/03/14
  • Murder Ink 12/03/14

  • A 4-month-old boy’s father was arrested for beating him to death last month. Police disclosed the incident on Nov. 25, several days after a medical examiner determined the cause of death. Three other murders this week...

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  • Three more murders were added to the tally this week, but we¿re 22 behind last year¿s count by this date. Saturday, Nov. 15 - Albert McCoy, a 57-year-old African-American man, died in a hospital from the beating he received on Nov. 5. At...

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  • Baltimore seems to have enjoyed its first murder-free weekend since mid-October, but three people were killed in the week just passed, including two on Monday, Nov. 10, within an hour of one another.

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  • Despite a spate of six shootings over the weekend, Baltimore finished last week with only two confirmed homicides. A shooting by a toddler of another got three adults—Andre Hill, Cantria Reddick, and Kia Richard&...

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  • Four murders in four days and two burned bodies distinguished the last week in Baltimore homicides. We’re still 14 behind last year’s count, though.

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  • Police tallied three murders last week, two of which happened within two blocks of each other in the normally quiet Howard Park neighborhood. By this time last year there had been 194 murders in Baltimore.

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  • After a hellish week with seven murders plus two previous deaths added to the list, Baltimore saw only one new homicide during the week ending Oct. 20. This year’s count is 13 below last year’s count on the same...

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    Murder Ink 9/24/14
  • Murder Ink 9/24/14

  • The week tallied five confirmed homicides (authorities were awaiting autopsy results on a body found in the water under the Hanover Street Bridge). Baltimore¿s 2014 homicide count is 15 below last year¿s at this time and just about even...

    Murder Ink 9/17/14
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    Murder Ink 9/10/14
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    Murder Ink 9/3/14
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    Murder Ink 8/27/14
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    Murder Ink 8/20/14
  • Murder Ink 8/20/14

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