Murder Ink

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...

  • Murder Ink: 2016 ends with 318 murders; new year starts with three

    Murder Ink: 2016 ends with 318 murders; new year starts with three

    Murders This Week:12 Murders This Year: 3  This Murder Ink tallies homicides since Dec. 19. Baltimore finished 2016 with 318 murders—down from last year's 344 but still more than any other year since the early 1990s. Police made several homicide arrests during the holiday week, including one young...

  • Murder Ink 12/14/16: 3 murders this week; 299 murders this year

    Murder Ink 12/14/16: 3 murders this week; 299 murders this year

    Police captured the man they say killed a 73-year-old Hungarian immigrant on Pulaski Highway on December 2. Three more homicides bring Baltimore to the brink of its second year of at least 300. Friday, December 9 9:45 p.m. Keith Ramsey, a 32-year-old African-American man, was on the 2600 block...

  • Murder Ink 12/7/16: 9 murders this week; 296 murders this year

    Murder Ink 12/7/16: 9 murders this week; 296 murders this year

    A day with five homicides, including a mass shooting and double-murder kicked off the week, which ended with three unidentified bodies found in a house in Harlem Park, all shot to death. Baltimore added nine more dead bodies to the year's murder tally, edging inexorably toward its second year of...

  • Murder Ink 11/23/16: 9 murders this week; 280 murders this year

    Murder Ink 11/23/16: 9 murders this week; 280 murders this year

    Nine people were killed in Baltimore last week, including the namesake son of a whistleblower who was fired last year from the Housing Authority. Two days had two murders each. One day had three murders. Police charged a woman with attempted murder for allegedly shooting a 30-year-old man after...

  • Murder Ink 11/16/16: 5 murders this week; 271 murders this year

    Murder Ink 11/16/16: 5 murders this week; 271 murders this year

    Five more murders this week, including a triple shooting in broad daylight. Police also made arrests in two previous murders. Tuesday, November 3 1:10 p.m. Antonio Madeam, a 33-year-old African-American man, was on the 1800 block of Ruxton Avenue, two blocks from his home on the 1600 block, when...

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