Murder Ink 9/24/14

City Paper

his Week: 5
This Year: 156

The week tallied five confirmed homicides (authorities were awaiting autopsy results on a body found in the water under the Hanover Street Bridge). Baltimore’s 2014 homicide count is 15 below last year’s at this time and just about even with 2012’s.

Thursday, Sept. 18

8:04 p.m. Keenan Dixon, a 22-year-old African-American man, was on the 5800 block of Waycross Road in Cedonia when someone shot him. He was hit in the face and the right forearm, and police who were initially called to the 5400 block of Bucknell Road found him. Dixon was taken to a hospital where he died at 8:52 p.m.

9:22 p.m. About three miles away and two hours later, William Woodberry, a 41-year-old African-American man, was shot in the head and chest on the 3000 block of Fleetwood Avenue in the Westfield neighborhood. He died soon after in the hospital. 

Saturday, Sept. 20

12:14 a.m. Alvin Wells, a 39-year-old African-American man, was on the 6500 block of Holabird Avenue near Jimmy’s Famous Seafood restaurant when someone shot him multiple times. He died soon after in a hospital. Wells lived about 40 minutes away in Forest Hill, in Harford County.

Sunday, Sept. 21

11:31 p.m. Two men were shot to death on the 400 block of West Saratoga Street. Police found Brandon Finney, a 25-year-old African-American man who lived on the 400 block of Mount Holley Street, and Christopher Camphor, a 20-year-old African-American man who lived on the 5800 block of Arizona Avenue, on the street. Finney worked as a surgical support technician at Maryland Shock Trauma Center, The Sun reported. Both men were taken there and both died soon after the shooting. They are the third and fourth murders recorded downtown this year.


On Sept. 17 police announced the arrest of Leron Gibbs, an 18-year-old African-American man, for the Sept. 3 murder of Austaniel Brown on the 4900 block of Park Heights Avenue. Brown died in a spate of three murders within a six-block area over two days.

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