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Murder Ink 12/17/14
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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 8/27/14
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    Murder Ink 8/20/14
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    Murder Ink: 7/16/14
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  • Murders This Week: 1

    Murder Ink 7/9/14
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  • Murders this week: 6

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    Murder Ink 6/24/14
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  • Murders this Week: 2

  • Murder Ink 6/18/14

  • For the first time since the second week of March, the murder count held steady for a full week, despite a shooting on Thursday, June 12 that homicide detectives were called to investigate. Police have not updated the identity and condition...

  • Murder Ink 6/11/14

  • We've surpassed the one-murder-a-day rate for 2014.

  • Murder Ink 6/4/14

  • A man in a car that was stolen after the double-shooting that killed Oscar Torres in the early hours on Memorial Day crashed during an apparent pursuit by city police (though a police spokesman says the officers were not chasing the...

  • Murder Ink 5/28/14

  • Memorial Day weekend often brings increased violence to the city and it did again this year. In the week leading up to it there were multiple shootings per night, including two triple shootings in a span of three days. The first few...

  • Murder Ink 5/21/14

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  • Murder Ink 5/14/14

  • The murder rate spiked again last week as seven victims were added to the rolls and another body-cause and manner of death still pending-was pulled from the harbor.

  • Murder Ink 5/7/14

  • After nearly a week without a recorded murder, the first Saturday in May erupted with three homicides in close succession. As of May 5, there were 59 murders in 2014, as compared to 71 by the same date last year.

  • Murder Ink 4/30/14

  • There were nine non-fatal shootings recorded in the past week, including a triple shooting on Sunday, April 27, on a night when two murders were also recorded. As of this date last year, there had been 68 homicides in Baltimore City. We...

  • Murders this Week: 5; Murders this Year: 52

  • The pace of murders and shootings kicked up last week. Five people were killed and seven others shot non-fatally, including a spate of four on Good Friday night into Saturday morning. One of the murder victims last week was a promising...

  • Murders this Week: 1; Murders this Year: 47

  • Six non-fatal shootings-including four on April 13-did not change the remarkably slow pace of homicides so far in 2014. Last year at this time, Baltimore had 59 murders.

  • Murders this Week: 3; Murders this Year: 46

  • Baltimore's homicide rate remained below last year and historical averages last week after a month in which only seven people were killed. The Sun reported that we'd had the fewest March murders since 1983. Last year, as...

  • Murders this Week: 2; Murders this Year: 43

  • It was another light week for homicides. In both murder cases police announced this week, officers made arrests within hours. As of April 1 last year there were 51 murders in Baltimore.

  • Murders this Week: 1; Murders this Year: 41

  • Another week in which no murders were committed in Baltimore, although a man died following a brutal assault a month before, and a woman was stabbed so many times that police officers on the scene thought she was done for. Police emailed...

  • Murders this Week: 0; Murders this Year: 40

  • A full week passed with no murders recorded, a streak every bit as remarkable as the city's earlier stints in which double and triple homicides seemed to be the norm. There were several non-fatal shootings in the week just passed, including...

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