Murder Ink 10/19/16: 9 murders this week, 251 murders this year

Nine murders, seven daylight shootings.

A baby who died last month after being beaten in May was ruled a murder, making nine for the week. Seven of the remaining eight homicides were committed in daylight. Two were double-shootings. There were 18 more murders last year by this date. Police arrested one murder suspect in New Jersey.

Monday, Oct. 10

4:45 p.m. Police called for a shooting at the intersection of Monroe and Baltimore streets found Cortez Mitchell, a 22-year-old African-American man, slumped behind the wheel of a car that had crashed into a small tree. He had been shot through the car door and was dead. Police later said Mitchell was a suspect in the June 25 murder of Tyriece Travon Watson, who was locally famous as rapper Lor Scoota. Watson was also shot to death in a car.

Tuesday, Oct. 11

2:00 p.m. Police called to the 600 block of N. Glover Street, six blocks from Tench Tilghman Elementary Middle School, found Anthony Graham, a 31-year-old African-American man, shot multiple times. He died shortly thereafter at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Police gave Graham's address as the 300 block of S. Herring Court (Perkins Homes) in Upper Fells Point. For years he lived on the 200 block of N. Milton Street, in McElderry Park, about three blocks from where he died. His is the fourth murder this year in that neighborhood, and the second this month.

2:30 p.m. A citizen flagged down a cop on the 200 block of N. Gilmor Street to say there had been a shooting there, a block from Franklin Square Elementary School. Police were led to Gerard Mercer, a 34-year-old African-American man, who had been shot to death. He lived on the block.

Wednesday, Oct. 12

12:45 p.m. Travis Green, a 25-year-old Caucasian man who resided in Halethorpe, was on the 2400 block of S. Paca Street in Mt. Winans when someone shot him. He died there.

Medical examiners ruled the death of Kahill Cannady, a 10-month-old baby boy, a homicide. Police responded to a hospital on May 25 for a possible child abuse call. There they found Cannady, an African-American boy who lived on the 2300 block of Calverton Heights, with trauma to the head. He died on Sept. 24. Police are seeking witnesses.

Thursday, Oct. 13

7:56 p.m. John Boone, a 52-year-old Caucasian man, was on the 2100 block of Wilkens Avenue when someone shot him and a 26-year-old man. Boone died at a hospital. He had lived on the 2200 block of Eagle Street.

Saturday, Oct. 15

2:08 p.m. Police went to a hospital to meet two men who had been shot. Antonio Miles, a 30-year-old African-American man, died as they arrived. Police learned that he and another man, age 32, were on the 200 block of N. Monastery Avenue in the Allendale neighborhood when someone shot them. In August, Cedric Whitehead was gunned-down four blocks south to become the second person murdered in the neighborhood this year.

Miles had resided on the 9000 block of Amber Oaks Way in Owings Mills, about 12 miles from where he was killed.

Sunday, Oct. 16

4:12 p.m. Tre'quan Mullock, an 18-year-old African-American man, was on the 1800 block of McKean Avenue in Sandtown when someone shot him. He died soon after at Maryland Shock Trauma. Police say Mullock had resided on the 900 block of N. Rosedale Street, about two-and-a-half miles from where he was killed. His was the eighth murder this year in Sandtown-Winchester.

5:58 p.m. Police called to the 4100 block of Frederick Avenue were directed around the corner, where on the 300 block of S. Collins Avenue they found a man who had been shot. Police have not yet released his identity. His is the second murder this year in the Irvington neighborhood, where Minesh Tyler was shot to death about two blocks away in August.

Updates:

The man killed last Monday, October 10 on the 3700 block of Beehler Avenue was identified as Morell Booze, a 29-year-old African-American man, of the 3900 block of Annellen Road.

Police announced the arrest of Raheem Newman, age 25, in Somerset County, New Jersey. Newman will be charged with murder in the Oct. 9 stabbing death of Sharon Dorsey on the 2500 block of Lafayette Avenue.

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