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Murder Ink: 2 murders this week, 14 murders this year

Murder Ink: 2 murders this week, 14 murders this year

The city's death toll climbs slowly, and not all are called murders. A 4-year-old boy named Isaiah Deloatch shot himself to death in a house on the 400 block of North Athol Avenue, and that was ruled an accident. Darius Bradney, a 16-year-old African-American boy was shot to death in the Pedestal Gardens apartments and that was also ruled an accident after first being reported as a homicide. A hit-and-run driver killed a pedestrian, and that is not a murder either. Justin Nicolai, a 24-year-old white man,* was found lying in an alley near the 1400 block of Morris Street in the Madison Park neighborhood, and police say that he died of self-inflicted cut or stab wounds. Police also made...

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