Murder Ink

Murder Ink 2/20/17: 2 murders this week, 47 murders this year

Two murders in a week is rare news in Baltimore. Police made an arrest in one of them. There were 14 non-fatal shootings, however, including two doubles and a triple. Police also arrested six people for having guns, but none were charged with shootings. Thursday, February 16 12:15 p.m. Iran Timmons,...

  • Murder Ink 2/5/17: 6 murders this week, 45 murders this year

    Murder Ink 2/5/17: 6 murders this week, 45 murders this year

    Police shot an 18-year-old man who had a gun this week, and arrested three people on murder charges. The department also reported seizing 11 guns from eight people, including a man who allegedly fired a gun in a dispute over a parking space, and another man who was allegedly seen with the gun inside...

  • Murder Ink 2/8/17: 7 murders this week, 39 murders this year

    Murder Ink 2/8/17: 7 murders this week, 39 murders this year

    Even as the police department announces near-daily gun seizures from convicted felons, the city's rate of murder and violence is peaking, drawing the attention of police and political officials who say their existing plans and policies need time to work. There were 39 murders in the first 37 days...

  • Murder Ink 2/1/17: 12 murders this week, 32 murders this year

    Murder Ink 2/1/17: 12 murders this week, 32 murders this year

    This is some kind of record. Pray for the victims and their loved ones. Tuesday, January 17 2:27 p.m. Aurelio Rios-Rodriguez, a 26-year-old Hispanic man, was on the 3600 block of Mount Pleasant Avenue in the Baltimore Highlands neighborhood, lying on the sidewalk with blood dripping from his nose....

  • Murder Ink 1/25/17: 9 murders this week; 20 murders this year

    Murder Ink 1/25/17: 9 murders this week; 20 murders this year

    Because of a short deadline last week, this week’s Murder Ink covers nine days. Friday, Jan. 13 11:30 p.m. Dominique Hall, a 24-year-old African-American man, was on the 3400 block of Grantley Road in the Ashburton neighborhood when someone shot him in the head and body. Police say several masked...

  • Murder Ink 1/18/17: 5 murders this week, 11 murders this year

    Murder Ink 1/18/17: 5 murders this week, 11 murders this year

    Because of an early deadline associated with the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, this week's Murder Ink covers only the five days from Monday afternoon, January 9 through Friday afternoon, January 13. City Paper will include the weekend's murders (if any) in the next Murder Ink. Monday, January...

  • Murder Ink 1/11/17: 3 murders this week, 6 murders this year

    Murder Ink 1/11/17: 3 murders this week, 6 murders this year

    There was an element of luck in this week's low number of homicides: there were 11 non-fatal shootings reported as well. The police department says it is solving more murders, but its clearance rate for 2016, just under 40 percent, is still lower than other big cities, and those other cities' rates...

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