Murder Ink 12/24/14

City Paper

It was a stressful week in Baltimore as an officer who was shot was moved to Shock Trauma and a Georgia man who shot and wounded his former girlfriend in Owings Mills then made his way to New York, where he killed two randomly chosen police officers.

Sunday, Dec. 14

12:48 p.m. Terry Blunt, a 26-year-old African-American man, was walking on the 2300 block of Harford Road when someone shot him in the head. Police responded and medics took him to a hospital where he died soon after. Police initially reported it as a nonfatal shooting but the obituary for Blunt, who lived in Washington, D.C., says he died on the 14th.

 Tuesday, Dec. 16

4:50 p.m. James Priest, a 39-year-old African-American man, was on the 2900 block of Ridgewood Avenue when someone shot him in the head. Police got the call from a block away on the 4400 block of Daytona, but they found Priest on their way there. Priest’s last known address was on the 2500 block of Maryland Avenue, about four miles away.

Saturday, Dec. 20

4:20 p.m. Deonta Julius, a 31-year-old African-American man, was on the 3700 block of Ravenwood Avenue—the same block where he lived in Belair Edison—when someone shot him in the chest. He died less than an hour later.

5:36 p.m. Devon McCloud, a 31-year-old African-American man, was on the 500 block of North Schroeder Street in the Harlem Park neighborhood when, according to police, his girlfriend stabbed him multiple times in the chest. He died at a hospital less than an hour later. Police were called and the incident was originally reported as a shooting on the 1000 block of Edmonson Avenue, but corrected later. McCloud resided in Lansdowne, according to police, who arrested Trina Shannon Collins, a 29-year-old African-American woman, on Dec. 21 and charged her with McCloud’s murder. Police say she confessed to the stabbing during an interview.

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