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Murder Ink 8/24/2016: 6 murders this week, 191 murders this year

Police arrested a man and charged him with murder. They arrested two others and charged them with attempted murder. Last year as of this date Baltimore had 225 murders. Monday, Aug. 15 11:30 p.m. Bruce Hamilton, a 17-year-old African-American boy, was shot in the stomach in the BP Gas station parking...

  • Murder Ink 8/17/16: 6 murders this week, 184 murders this year

    Murder Ink 8/17/16: 6 murders this week, 184 murders this year

    Police arrested several shooting suspects this week, waited out and arrested non-violently an armed suspect who barricaded himself in a house, and arrested a murder suspect minutes after he allegedly shot a man to death in Reservoir Hill. Six people were added to the homicide roll. Last year by...

  • Murder Ink 8/10/16: 4 murders this week; 178 murders this year

    Murder Ink 8/10/16: 4 murders this week; 178 murders this year

    Baltimore police made two homicide arrests this week for three murders more than a year old. They also arrested four people for attempted murder. It's still not enough to keep up, although this year is not as bad as 2015. Last year by this date there were 196 murders. Wednesday, Aug. 3 9:00 p.m....

  • Murder Ink: 8 murders this week; 174 murders this year

    Murder Ink: 8 murders this week; 174 murders this year

    A one-a-day pace continues—still not worse than this time last year. Monday, July 25 9:49 p.m. Dwayne Hall, a 24-year-old African-American man, was on the 1000 block of E. Patapsco Avenue when someone shot him in the head. Medics got him to a hospital, but he died soon after. Police say he lived...

  • Murder Ink: 9 murders this week; 166 murders this year

    Murder Ink: 9 murders this week; 166 murders this year

    Three men were charged with two murders this week while nine others were killed. Shootings are up as well. We're still behind last year's record count, which was 180 by July 24. Monday, July 18 8:24 p.m. Police called to an arson fire on the 3300 block of The Alameda and found Charles Ervin, an...

  • Murder Ink: 8 murders this week; 157 murders this year

    Murder Ink: 8 murders this week; 157 murders this year

    A note on the count: Last week's Murder Ink count was long by one, because of a data error. A correction online incorrectly stated it was off by two, by erroneously removing Szki Wright from the count because her mother had been charged with manslaughter. That post has been corrected again. City...

  • Murder Ink: 11 murders this week; 149 murders this year

    Murder Ink: 11 murders this week; 149 murders this year

    Because of deadlines associated with the Fourth of July holiday, this week's Murder Ink covers July 1 through July 11. Along with two pedestrians killed by drivers (neither of which is considered a homicide) and one body found floating in the water, for which the autopsy is pending, 11 people were...

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