Murder Ink: 12 murders this week; 110 murders this year

Wednesday, May 5 

6:05 p.m. Elisha Lynn Watson, a 37-day-old Caucasian girl, was scalded to death in her parent’s home on the 500 block of E. Patapsco Avenue in the Brooklyn neighborhood. Police found her unresponsive with burns over 80 percent of her body. The father reportedly said he had been trying to give the baby a bath. The Medical Examiner’s office did not rule it a homicide until last week, which is why the case is counted on this week’s list.

Wednesday, May 25 

Mary Helen Dixon-Hines, a 90-year-old African-American woman, died from injuries she sustained in a home invasion robbery on May 4 at about 12:30 p.m. Police founder her with multiple injuries, unable to move, in her home on the 4500 block of Garden Drive in Park Heights. Hers was the second murder in the neighborhood so far this year. Last year there were six.

4:25 p.m. A 46-year-old man, who police have not yet further identified publicly, was on the 1600 block of W. North Avenue when someone stabbed him multiple times. Police and medics arrived, the man was taken to a Shock Trauma, but he died on May 27. 

5:48 p.m. Antonio Addison, a 22-year-old African-American man, was on the 1200 block of N. Carey Street in Sandtown-Winchester when someone shot him multiple times. Police heard the shots and came running. They found Addison inside a house. He died at a hospital. 

8:00 p.m. Christopher Jackson, a 24-year-old African-American man, was shot in the upper body while on the 400 block of Forrest Street. Jackson died soon after at a hospital. 

9:15 p.m. Stanley Ricardo Short III, a 29-year-old African-American man, was sitting on some steps on the 2400 block of Frederick Avenue, across from the Westside Shopping Center in Shipley Hill, when a black vehicle pulled up. Someone inside the vehicle shot Short in the body and head, killing him. 

Thursday, May 26 

6:03 p.m. Two men, ages 20 and 24, were shot to death on the 2700 block of the Alameda. Police did not further identify the victims, both of whom were pronounced dead at Johns Hopkins hospital.

6:50 p.m. Police found a 44-year-old man, who they have not yet publicly identified, sitting in a blue Nissan near the corner of N. Bond and East Oliver Streets, in the Oliver neighborhood. The man had been shot in the head. Medics rushed the man to a hospital, where he died. Police say it is unclear whether the man was driving or parked when he was shot. 

Friday, May 27 

7:30 a.m. Latrina Ashburne, a 41-year-old African-American woman, was on the 2900 block of Rosalind Avenue getting into her car to head to work when a man approached her with a gun. Ashburne tried to run, but the man shot her in the upper body and ran away. Ashburne was a pastor and teacher’s aide. She died at a hospital soon after that. Police have video of the man who they think shot her and are looking for people who know him. Ashburn was the first person killed in the Cylburn neighborhood this year. There were two in 2015. 

Saturday, May 28 

11:55 p.m. Domonique Dungee, a 26-year-old African-American man, was on the 500 block of S. Broadway when someone shot him in the torso. He died soon after at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Police believe Dungee, who lived on the 800 block of N. Carey Street, got in an argument with someone “which led to him being shot. 

Updates: 

On March 27, Eugene Gordon, Jr., a 53-year-old African-American man, was pronounced dead at Maryland Shock Trauma. He had been brought in with bleeding on the brain. Gordon was shot in the head on January 16, 1992, and had been in a nursing home ever since. Last week the Medical Examiner ruled his death a homicide stemming from that incident 24 years ago, and so Gordon’s name is listed in this week’s homicide count. 

The man who was shot to death on May 23 on the 5400 block of Nelson Avenue was identified as Kevon Gant, a 29-year-old African-American man. 

The man who was shot to death near the University of Maryland campus on the 400 block of W. Saratoga Street on May 20 has been identified as Emmanuel Clark, an 18-year-old African-American man


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