This Week: 1
This Year: 151
The city tallied only one homicide over the past seven days during the Star-Spangled Spectacular and the lead-up to it. There were nine non-fatal shootings reported by police as well as a police shooting. By this date last year there had been 166 murders in Baltimore.
Thursday, Sept. 11
2:13 a.m. Harrison Colvin Jr., a 17-year-old African-American boy, was shot in the head while on the 2900 block of Arunah Avenue, which is where he lives. Police and medics were called to the shooting, and the fire department medics tried to save his life, but he was pronounced dead at 2:25 a.m. He was the 18th person under the age of 19 to be killed in Baltimore this year.
Police charged Deion Ladon Johnson, an 18-year-old African-American man, for the Aug. 29 murder of Michael J. Kirksey Jr. on the 100 block of North Gilmor Street.
City police reported that an officer called to an attempted armed robbery on the 2900 block of Garrison Boulevard faced off against the two suspects, one of whom allegedly drew a gun on the cop. The officer fired and both suspects fled, one of them throwing down the gun. Police caught one of the suspects, identified as Malik Dent, a 19-year-old African-American man. They also recovered the gun and said it “appeared to be a pellet gun.” Nobody was hit by any bullets.