After three murders this week, we’re still six ahead of last year’s pace.
Tuesday, April 7
Tyrone Damon, a 30-year-old African-American man, died from gunshot wounds he suffered on March 22 at about 10:56 p.m. Police say Damon was on the unit block of North Monroe Street when someone shot him multiple times. Damon, whose last known address was a block south on the 1900 block of West Baltimore Street, was hospitalized for the two weeks before he died.
Wednesday, April 8
5:28 p.m. Tywaun Short, a 14-year-old African-American boy, was on the 4100 block of Audrey Avenue when someone shot him and a 28-year-old man with him. The man survived. Short, who friends and family described as a sweet, obedient prankster who loved basketball and aspired to be a rap star, was hit multiple times. He died. Short lived on the 4100 block of Mariban Court, about a quarter mile from where he was shot. On March 28 Victor Gwaltney was shot to death a block from there, on the 4100 block of 10th Street. Police have not said if the murders are related.
Friday, April 10
4:34 p.m. Billy Vines, a 59-year-old African-American man, was on the 1100 block of Carroll Street when he got into an argument with his 23-year-old son, Jadiq Robinson, who lived with him in the house. Police say Robinson stabbed Vines multiple times. He died there and police arrested Robinson and charged him with murder, assault, and weapons offenses.