Murder Ink

Murder Ink: 7 murders this week, 218 murders this year

While violence elsewhere captures national attention, Baltimore City's violence continues at record levels. Aside from the murders, there were also 18 non-fatal shootings this week, including a triple-shooting on Sunday. Tuesday, Aug. 8 1:21 a.m. Tyrese Davis, a 15-year-old African-American boy,...

  • Murder Ink: 7 murders this week, 211 murders this year

    Murder Ink: 7 murders this week, 211 murders this year

    The murder-per-day pace continues despite the best efforts of community mediators and police. Four people were shot at noon on Aug. 2 at the intersection of Broadway and Eager Street. One 30-year-old man was in such bad shape that homicide was notified, although since then there has been no update....

  • Murder Ink: 10 murders this week, 205 murders this year

    Murder Ink: 10 murders this week, 205 murders this year

    Baltimore blew through a morbid milestone last week, notching its 200th murder victim of the year. Baltimore police reinstituted special teams to suppress crime in violence-prone areas, but mandated that they wear uniforms. As always, there were many non-fatal shootings and many guns seized. For...

  • Murder Ink: 8 murders this week, 195 murders this year

    Murder Ink: 8 murders this week, 195 murders this year

    Another week for Baltimore at the one-murder-per-day pace. Oldest victim: 97. There were also 18 non-fatal shootings this week and 12 gun arrests. Monday, July 17 7:00 p.m. Maurice Finney, a 22-year-old African-American man of the 800 block of Stoll Street, was on the 3200 block of W. Baltimore...

  • Murder Ink: 4 murders this week, 187 murders this year

    Murder Ink: 4 murders this week, 187 murders this year

    Four murders a week, for Baltimore, is actually an improvement over the normal pace. And it's just luck: There were 20 non-fatal shootings reported last week, including one to which homicide detectives were called, another in which a man was shot in the throat, and one that police encountered because...

  • Murder Ink: 8 murders this week; 183 murders this year

    Murder Ink: 8 murders this week; 183 murders this year

    One good thing about the week is that there were no homicides over the weekend. This was remarkable because seven people were shot between Friday afternoon and Monday morning. So if you happen across a trauma surgeon or an off-duty EMT this week, buy them a drink. They probably need it. Monday,...

  • Murder Ink: 9 murders this week, 175 murders this year

    Murder Ink: 9 murders this week, 175 murders this year

    At halftime Baltimore is well into a record murder pace, with no signs yet of slowing. Happy Independence Day to those able to enjoy it. Tuesday, June 27 4:05 a.m. Travis Rogers, a 25-year-old African-American man of the 2400 block of Druid Hill Avenue, was found dead in Leakin Park. Police said...

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