Murder Ink

City Paper

Four murders in four days and two burned bodies distinguished the last week in Baltimore homicides. We’re still 14 behind last year’s count, though.

Tuesday, Oct. 28

4:58 a.m. Firefighters extinguished a fire at a house at 4409 Furley Avenue and found Patricia Lea Tracey, a 52-year-old Caucasian woman, inside. She was dead. The medical examiner determined that Tracey’s death is a homicide.

Wednesday, Oct. 29

6:55 p.m. James Blake, a 24-year-old African-American man, was shot multiple times while on the intersection of South Catherine and Hollins streets in the Shipley Hill neighborhood. He was dead when police got there. Police say he lived about 10 miles away, on Courtleigh Drive in Gwynn Oak.

Friday, Oct. 31

2:58 p.m. Police called for a shooting on the 3500 block of Brendan Avenue found Christopher James, a 22-year-old African-American man, who had been shot several times. Medics took him to a hospital where he died. James lived on the 2400 block of Calvert Street.

Saturday, Nov. 1

7:17 a.m. Police found the body of Reginald White, a 29-year-old African-American man, on the street on the 400 block of North Gay Street. They said he appeared to have at least one gunshot wound on his body and were working to find out when he had been shot.

Sunday, Nov. 2

1:52 a.m. Robert Neville, a 46-year-old African-American man, was in a house on the 3600 block of Park Heights Avenue, about 10 blocks down the street from where he lived, when he was shot multiple times. Medics pronounced him dead at the scene.

Monday, Nov. 3

6:41 a.m. Police called to the Rosemont Elementary/Middle School on the 2700 block of Presstman Street found the burned body of a man who they have not yet identified publicly. Homicide detectives were investigating.

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