Murder Ink: 4 murders this week; 37 murders this year

Baltimore Police Commissioner Kevin Davis told the media this week that the city’s homicide rate has “stabilized.” At this rate there will be 222 homicides by year’s end. The department released video of the man they say shot two elderly people in the leg in Walbrook Junction on Feb. 22. The Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms is offering a $10,000 reward for information in the case. The victims, an 82-year-old man and his 90-year-old sister, are expected to survive.

Tuesday, Feb. 23 

9:36 a.m. A 21-year-old man who police have not yet further identified was on the 1000 block of E. Patapsco Avenue, in the Brooklyn neighborhood where it borders Curtis Bay, when someone shot him. He died soon after at a hospital. It was the first murder this year in the Brooklyn neighborhood. There were six there last year.

Thursday, Feb. 25 

9:20 p.m. Police called to the 2500 block of W. Lanvale Street for a report of shots fired inside a house found Diallo B. Roberts, a 36-year-old African-American man, dead inside his home. He had been shot in the head. 

Friday, Feb. 26 

10:20 p.m. James Thompson, a 30-year-old African-American man, was in a vehicle on the 800 block of E. 22nd St., in the East Baltimore Midway neighborhood. The car was on fire, and Thompson had been shot. Police found him, and medics got him to a hospital, where he died.

Monday, Feb. 29

10:15 a.m. Daniel Jackson, a 17-year-old African-American boy, was near the intersection of West Baltimore and Monroe streets when someone shot him multiple times. A police officer heard the shots from four blocks away and rushed to the scene, but Jackson, who police say lived on the 1900 block of W. Fayette Street, died a short time later at a hospital. He was the fifth person aged 18 or younger murdered in Baltimore in 2016.

Update:

On Feb. 22, police charged Nathaniel Green, age 31 of the 1200 block of Darley Avenue, and charged him with first degree murder for the Feb. 19 shooting death of Sheila Jordan, a 60-year-old African-American woman, and the attempted murder of two other people. Green had been arrested on Feb. on an unrelated parole warrant. According to police, Green shot Jordan, a 40-year-old woman and a 45-year-old man in a house on the 2300 block of Aiken Street. The other two victims are continuing to recover, according to police.


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