Murder Ink: 8 murders this week, 134 murders this year

The rapper Lor Scoota was gunned down in his car on Saturday night on the way out of an exhibition basketball game and peace rally. His death prompted an outpouring of grief and support from fans, including an impromptu vigil that briefly blocked North Avenue on the West Side. There were also 20 nonfatal shootings this week. Last year on this date the murder count was 145. 

Tuesday, June 21 

6:30 p.m. Christopher Collins, a 25-year-old African-American man, was on the 1300 block of Glenwood Avenue in New Northwood, when someone shot him in the chest. Police found him there. He died soon after at a hospital. Collins had resided on the 900 block of East 43rd St. 

Wednesday, June 22 

12:30 p.m. Donzell Canada, a 29-year-old African-American man, was near the intersection of North Fulton Avenue and Presstman Street when he was shot. He died soon after at a hospital. A 16-year-old boy was also shot in the leg, and is expected to survive. Canada resided on the 1100 block of N. Fulton, about four blocks from where he was killed. His is the third homicide this year in Sandtown-Winchester. 

10:35 p.m. Damon Mullen, a 33-year-old African-American man was on the 4000 block of Wilsby Avenue, in the Pen Lucy neighborhood, when someone shot him in the upper body. An ambulance got him to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Thursday, June 23 

4:35 a.m. Maurice Eley, an 18-year-old African-American man, was on the 6200 block of Fairdel Avenue, about a block from his home, when someone shot him multiple times. He died there. Police say a witness heard shots and saw a dark colored pickup truck speed away.

Friday, June 24 

12:45 a.m. Leo Cooper, a 31-year-old African-American man, was on the 3300 block of Caton Avenue, walking toward the Sunoco gas station on Baltimore Street, when someone shot him in the chest. A police officer found him in the street. Medics took him to Shock trauma, where he was pronounced dead. Witnesses reported hearing multiple gunshots. Cooper had lived on the 800 block of W. Lombard Street, according to police.

7:10 p.m. Marquise Addison, a 25-year-old African-American man, was on the 3400 block of Ravenwood Avenue when someone shot him in the upper body. Police and medics responded, getting him to a hospital, where he died on June 26. Addison lived on the block where he died.

Saturday, June 25 

6:56 p.m. Tyriece Travon Watson, better known as the rapper Lor Scoota, was driving east on Moravia Road, on his way from a peace rally and basketball exhibition when someone who a witness reportedly described as wearing a white bandanna stepped into the road in front of Watson's vehicle and fired a gun, striking Watson in the upper body. Watson was taken to a hospital, where he died soon after. He had resided on the 1900 block of Clifton Avenue, according to police.

Sunday, June 26 

8:55 p.m. Davon Booth, a 32-year-old African-American man, was on the 3400 block of Elmora Avenue, sitting on a stoop, when someone shot him in the stomach. Police found him there, conscious and breathing, and medics got him to a Johns Hopkins Hospital, where he died. Booth had resided on the 1000 block of Billie Holiday Court. His was the second murder in the Four by Four neighborhood in two days. Last year there were three.


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