Murder Ink

Murder Ink: 9 murders this week, 182 murders this year

Another violent weekend capped another week in which the murder pace exceeded one per day. This occurred because a death from last month was ruled a homicide. There were also 16 nonfatal shootings reported, plus at least one other stabbing. Police made arrests for attempted murder and gun crimes...

  • Murder Ink: 5 murders this week, 173 murders this year

    Murder Ink: 5 murders this week, 173 murders this year

    The pace of killing slowed noticeably this week as only five people lost their lives to violence. It probably says a lot about the current state of the city that a 250-murders-a-year pace feels like relief. There were also 13 shootings, and a police officer was stabbed in the face and neck while...

  • Murder Ink: 18 murders this week, 168 murders this year

    Murder Ink: 18 murders this week, 168 murders this year

    The week began and ended with killings as a triple homicide on Tuesday (plus two other murders) was followed on Wednesday by the police commissioner’s replacement. Seven more murders occurred from Friday to Sunday morning. On Sunday at 2:30 p.m. the department announced a 5:30 press conference...

  • Murder Ink: 6 murders this week, 149 murders this year

    Murder Ink: 6 murders this week, 149 murders this year

    The Fourth of July holiday was relatively quiet but the pace picked up Sunday and Monday, capping a week in Baltimore during which two people were shot to death the day after their birthdays, and a 15-year-old boy was stabbed to death a couple of blocks from his residence. Police reportedly identified...

  • 6 murders this week, 144 murders this year

    6 murders this week, 144 murders this year

    Baltimore continued on a pace for 300 murders this year with another infant murder and five adults shot down. As of press time the department had not yet released the names of any of the adult victims. In addition to the infant murder, a woman reportedly killed herself by jumping from a parking...

  • Murder Ink: 4 murders this week, 138 murders this year

    Murder Ink: 4 murders this week, 138 murders this year

    Baltimore enjoyed a rare lull in murders between Tuesday and Sunday. Even with just four homicides tallied in the third week of June, the pace last week was even with that of recent years.

  • Murder Ink: 8 murders this week, 134 murders this year

    Murder Ink: 8 murders this week, 134 murders this year

    Three murders that City Paper learned of last Monday afternoon are included in this week’s count. Police Commissioner Anthony Batts announced a drug sweep of alleged violent offenders, and hours later the capture of two suspects in the sexual assault and murder of a 16-year-old girl. The pace of...

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