Murder Ink

Murder Ink: 7 murders this week; 76 murders this year

As Baltimore marks the one-year anniversary of the uprisings that followed the death of Freddie Gray in police custody, the murder count remains stubbornly above last year's record killing rate. Seven homicides this week put Baltimore seven murders ahead of where the city was last year at this...

  • Murder Ink: 6 murders this week; 69 murders this year

    Murder Ink: 6 murders this week; 69 murders this year

    As the one year anniversary of Freddie Gray's arrest and fatal injury in police custody arrives, Baltimore's murder rate continues to trend ahead of last year's record-breaking pace (as of April 17 last year there were 62). Last week an off-duty police officer shot a man to death in a west side...

  • Murder Ink: 4 murders this week; 62 murders this year

    Murder Ink: 4 murders this week; 62 murders this year

    The city's homicide rate continues to outpace last year's as the anniversary of Freddie Gray's death approaches. That event marked the beginning of a surge in violent crime, especially murder. There were also 10 non-fatal shootings reported last week, and police seized 22 firearms from 17 individuals....

  • Murder Ink: 4 murders this week; 58 murders this year

    Murder Ink: 4 murders this week; 58 murders this year

    Six more people fell to gunfire in Baltimore City this week. Four were shot by criminals, and so count as homicides; two were shot by police, who may have stopped a homicide by killing a father and son as they exited their vehicle with guns. The police, who fired 56 unanswered shots at the men,...

  • Murder Ink: 4 murders this week, 54 murders this year

    Murder Ink: 4 murders this week, 54 murders this year

    After two murders on Tuesday, the city calmed down considerably. This week, there were six non-fatal shootings; police also made five gun-related arrests. Tuesday, March 22 3:57 p.m. Kevon Phillips, a 24-year-old African-American man, was on the 400 block of N. Bouldin Street in the Ellwood Park/...

  • Murder Ink: 7 murders this week, 49 murders this year

    Murder Ink: 7 murders this week, 49 murders this year

    The pace has picked up. The police are making arrests, though. Friday, March 11 3 p.m. Dayshawn Cole, an 18-year-old African-American man, was on the 1500 block of Mountmor Court in Sandtown-Winchester when someone shot him multiple times. Medics rushed him to a hospital; he died two days later,...

  • Murder Ink: 2 murders this week, 42 murders this year

    Murder Ink: 2 murders this week, 42 murders this year

    Baltimore's homicide rate slowed appreciably despite nice weather. City police continued to arrest a lot of people carrying guns. They also arrested a man who they say murdered Raykwon Young last August, and another man who they charged with murdering Michael Smith last May. Thursday, March 10 ...

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