Murder Ink

Murder Ink 3/29/17: 4 murders this week, 75 murders this year

Almost as many people were arrested and charged with murder this week as were murdered. That almost never happens. Police also shot a man who was allegedly threatening two children with a butcher knife. Wednesday, March 22 4:15 a.m. Alphonza Watson, a 38-year-old African-American transgender woman,...

  • Murder Ink 3/22/17: 11 murders this week, 71 murders this year

    Murder Ink 3/22/17: 11 murders this week, 71 murders this year

    After a comparatively light week, Baltimore's killers returned with vigor. There were two double-homicides, one an arson and one a discovery of two decomposing victims. Police arrested one murder suspect and identified another. Seventy-one murders in the first 77 days puts 2017 19 killings ahead...

  • Murder Ink 3/15/17: 6 murders this week, 60 murders this year

    Murder Ink 3/15/17: 6 murders this week, 60 murders this year

    After a lull lasting more than a week, Baltimore notched six murders in four days, including a woman who police initially thought died of natural causes. They later arrested her son and charged him with strangling her to death. Wednesday, March 8 2:50 p.m. Sean Wood, a 26-year-old African-American...

  • Murder Ink 3/8/16: 2 murders this week, 54 murders this year

    Murder Ink 3/8/16: 2 murders this week, 54 murders this year

    A week with just two murders, and five days without any, is rare in Baltimore these days. We even had a Saturday with no reported shootings or stabbings. This, in the same week the feds arrested seven city cops on racketeering charges. Monday, Feb. 27 8:15 p.m. Gerald Long, a 79-year-old Caucasian...

  • Murder Ink 3/1/17: 5 murders this week, 52 murders this year

    Murder Ink 3/1/17: 5 murders this week, 52 murders this year

    Another week of comparatively few murders dropped the pace to just .9 homicides per day. This is progress. Tuesday, Feb. 21 7 p.m. Jackie Burris, a 26-year-old African-American man, was on the 2800 block of Wenburn Street, around the corner from his home on Sidney Avenue, when someone shot him...

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

    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...

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