Murder Ink 9/3/14

City Paper

Murders
This Week: 5
This Year: 145

Despite the bloody tally in recent weeks—13 killed at the hands of others in about as many days—the pace of homicides in Baltimore this year still lags behind last year’s by about 10. 

Tuesday, Aug. 26 

10:42 p.m. Robert Morris, a 31-year-old African-American man, was on the 500 block of East Coldspring Lane when, according to police, Michael Elliott stabbed him multiple times in the neck and torso with a steak knife. Morris died soon after. Police arrived on the block to find Morris collapsed on the street. According to a charging document, they followed the blood trail to a rear yard, where Elliott was screaming, “Here’s the knife, I am in my yard. I told him to get out of my fucking yard.” The officers ordered Elliott to drop the knife as he repeated those words. Elliott did so and was placed under arrest. Police say he said, to himself, “the bitch came into my yard, the bitch got dealt with in my yard.” Elliott is charged with murder.

Wednesday, AUG. 27

10:25 a.m. After a report of a firearm being discharged, police arrived at the 2400 block of East Madison Street and found two victims. An adult African-American male suffering from gunshot wounds to the head and neck, 18-year-old Gary Brown Jr., was inside a crashed Honda Accord, and a 17-year-old female had been shot in the arm. Brown died at the scene while the female was treated at a hospital. 

Friday, Aug. 29

3:38 p.m. Police responding to a report of a shooting at the intersection of Fayette and North Gilmor streets found Michael Kirksey Jr., a 30-year-old African-American, shot in the head. He died later at a hospital, where he had been transported for treatment.

Sunday, Aug. 31

3:35 a.m. Police found one man shot in the head and another in the hand in the 4200 block of Berger Avenue in Frankford. The one who’d been shot in the head, 36-year-old African-American Enoch Richardson, according to The Sun, later died, while the other man survived. Homicide detectives have determined that both men were shot by an unknown individual. 

Monday, Sept. 1

9:27 p.m. Police responding to a report of a shooting arrived in the 1800 block of Druid Hill Avenue to find Richard Muir, a 29-year-old African-American man, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He was later pronounced dead after being transported to an area hospital.  

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