Murder Ink, Feb. 15: 5 murders this week, 25 murders this year

Baltimore saw five murders this week, the first three in the Western District.

Wednesday, Feb. 10 

Edwin Rivera, an 18-year-old Hispanic man, died four days after he was shot in the head in the Santa Clara bar on the 500 block of South Bond Street in Fells Point. Two other men besides Rivera were shot at 1:35 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 6. One of the men, 28 years old, was hit in the upper body, the other, 20 years old, in the left foot. Both are expected to survive. Police say there was a dispute inside the bar that led to the triple shooting. They have arrested Melvin Zavala, 20, of the 7200 block of Gough Street; Nehemias Batista, 25, of Baby Bird Court in Halethorpe; and Argueta Andres, 24, of the 3000 block of Varder Street. When Rivera died, the suspects’ charges were upgraded from three counts of attempted first-degree murder to murder.

9:18 p.m. Pleasant Broadus, a 42-year-old African-American man, was on the 2500 block of Winchester Street, in the Bridgeview-Greenlawn section of West Baltimore, when someone shot him. Medics got him to Shock Trauma where he died. Broadus resided on the 100 block of Mount Street, according to police.

Thursday, Feb. 11

8:02 p.m. Tony Edmonds, a 31-year-old African-American man, was on the 1900 block of Clifton Avenue in Mondawmin, less than a half mile from the previous day’s murder, when someone shot him. He died soon after at a hospital. Police say Edmonds had resided on the first block of South Abingdon Avenue.

Friday, Feb. 12

7:36 p.m. A 28-year-old man who police have not publicly identified was shot on the 2100 block of West Fayette Street, in the Penrose/Fayette Street Outreach neighborhood. The man died soon after at Shock Trauma.

Monday, Feb. 15

3:30 a.m. An 18-year-old man, who police have not yet identified to the public, was on the 1900 block of East 31st Street, in the Coldstream Homestead Montebello neighborhood, when someone shot him in the head. He was pronounced dead shortly afterward at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Police are talking to witnesses.

Updates

The man who was killed late on Feb. 7 at the intersection of Milton and East Madison has been identified as Antonio Newsome, a 28-year-old African-American man, of the 1100 block of Montford Avenue. 

Police announced the arrest of Andrew Womack, age 28, for the May 29, 2015 murder of Justin Mansuphu-Bey on the 1100 block of Washington Boulevard.

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