Murder Ink

Murder Ink 9/28/16: 8 murders this week; 231 murders this year

The pace of murders continues to increase in Baltimore, which has exceeded the one-murder-per-day threshold for three months running. A mass shooting this weekend at Greenmount Avenue and E. Preston Street claimed no fatalities among the eight shot. Monday, September 19 10:30 p.m. Marcus Edwards,...

  • Murder Ink 9/21/16: 7 murders this week; 223 murders this year

    Murder Ink 9/21/16: 7 murders this week; 223 murders this year

    In addition to 11 non-fatal shootings (one a double), one barricaded suspect (arrested without violence), and a fatal hit-and-run on a pedestrian, which does not count as a murder even though Anthony Wayne, 39, was killed unlawfully, there were six murders last week. Another person, who died in...

  • Murder Ink: Murders this week: 9, Murders this year: 216

    Murder Ink: Murders this week: 9, Murders this year: 216

    Nine more homicides were added to the roster since last Wednesday afternoon, including a 3-year-old boy. Most of these cases resulted from injuries inflicted before last week. There were 32 murders recorded in the past month, and Baltimore is still slightly behind last year’s record killing pace,...

  • Murder Ink: 6 murders this week; 206 murders this year

    Murder Ink: 6 murders this week; 206 murders this year

    This week’s count extends a day and is published late because of the holiday. Baltimore went five days without a murder last week, while police made four murder arrests and three arrests for attempted murder. A police officer shot a man who had allegedly broke into a person’s house and assaulted...

  • Murder Ink 8/31/16: 9 murders this week, 200 murders this year

    Murder Ink 8/31/16: 9 murders this week, 200 murders this year

    Baltimore passed a grim milestone this week, clocking its 200th murder of the year while police made two arrests for attempted murder and one for murder. They also found skeletal remains in Wyman Park (pending autopsy it is not, yet, listed as a homicide). There were nine non-fatal shootings recorded...

  • Murder Ink 8/24/2016: 6 murders this week, 191 murders this year

    Murder Ink 8/24/2016: 6 murders this week, 191 murders this year

    Police arrested a man and charged him with murder. They arrested two others and charged them with attempted murder. Last year as of this date Baltimore had 225 murders. Monday, Aug. 15 11:30 p.m. Bruce Hamilton, a 17-year-old African-American boy, was shot in the stomach in the BP Gas station parking...

  • Murder Ink 8/17/16: 6 murders this week, 184 murders this year

    Murder Ink 8/17/16: 6 murders this week, 184 murders this year

    Police arrested several shooting suspects this week, waited out and arrested non-violently an armed suspect who barricaded himself in a house, and arrested a murder suspect minutes after he allegedly shot a man to death in Reservoir Hill. Six people were added to the homicide roll. Last year by...

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