Murder Ink 5/14/14

The murder rate spiked again last week as seven victims were added to the rolls and another body-cause and manner of death still pending-was pulled from the harbor.

By this date last year, 80 people had been killed.

Monday, May 5

4:38 p.m. Truc Thi Ly Nguyen, a 42-year-old Asian woman, was giving a pedicure at a nail salon on the 2300 block of East Monument Street when a man burst in and shot her in the head, reportedly aiming for customer. According to several media reports (which also identified Nguyen as the victim, though the police have not yet), two men in the salon-including Nguyen's fiancé, Quang Ngoc Tran-tackled the shooter. Police charged Tremaine Washington, a 26-year-old African-American man, with first-degree murder and related charges. The intended victim was shot multiple times but survived. His name was not released.

Tuesday, May 6

9:51 p.m. Dietrich Fitts, a 46-year-old African-American man, was sitting in a vehicle on the 2400 block of Wellbridge Drive when someone shot him in the face. Police found him there, medics took him to a hospital, and he was pronounced dead at 10:42 p.m. Court records indicate Fitts lived on the 3900 block of the Alameda.

Wednesday, May 7

12:10 a.m. Tarvis Brisco, a 42-year-old African-American man, was on the 2100 block of Garrison Boulevard in the Mount Holly neighborhood when someone stabbed him in the back and torso. He died there. He lived about three blocks away on Windsor Avenue, court records indicate.

Friday, May 9

5:23 a.m. Ramon Wilder, a 29-year-old African-American man, was on the 3400 block of Wilkens Avenue, steps from St. Agnes Hospital. Someone shot him in the chest, and he died soon after at a hospital.

Sunday, May 11

1:05 a.m. Cornell Arrington, a 28-year-old African-American man, was on the 1400 block of North Patterson Park Avenue near Collington Square Park, when he was shot multiple times. He died soon after at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Arrington lived about a mile away on the 600 block of North Belnord Avenue.

9:58 p.m. Homicide detectives were called to the 2400 block of Annor Court, in the Westport neighborhood. They found a man who had been shot in the chest and who died a half-hour later at a hospital. They have not yet released his identity.

Monday, May 12

1:06 a.m. Three hours later another man was shot in the chest, in the Frankford neighborhood. Police were called to the 4800 block of Aberdeen Avenue and medics took the man to a hospital, where he died less than an hour later.

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