Murder Ink: 5/13/15

City Paper

Ten more people were murdered in Baltimore last week, amid a flurry of nonfatal shootings. Some police have told reporters they are hesitant in the wake of the Freddie Gray rioting. A supposed truce among the Crips, BGF, and Bloods gangs is not, apparently, reducing violence in the city. The last time Baltimore saw 10 murders in a week was January 2014.

By May 12 last year 65 people had been murdered in Baltimore.

Monday, May 4

6:40 p.m. Two men got into an altercation near the Healthcare for the Homeless facility on the 400 block of Fallsway. One man stabbed the other to death, police say, though the name of the victim has not yet been released. Police took a “person of interest” into custody but have not said who that is either, or whether he has been charged.

9:55 p.m. Police found a 26-year-old man shot multiple times on the 1800 block of Druid Hill Avenue, in Druid Heights. The man, who police have not yet identified publicly, went to a hospital and died.

Wednesday, May 6

7:04 a.m. Rodney Vandette Johnson, a 42-year-old African-American man, was on the 2500 block of Druid Hill Avenue, in the Penn North neighborhood, when someone shot him multiple times. He died on the street, 33 hours and seven blocks from the last murder. Police say Johnson’s last known address was on the 4100 block of Rollins Avenue.

Thursday, May 7

6:14 p.m. Melissa Anne Bingham, a 34-year-old Caucasian woman, was on the 100 block of West Patapsco Avenue near the McDonald’s when someone shot her multiple times. Police came and medics got Bingham to a hospital, where she died soon thereafter.

8:25 p.m. Armand Parrine, a 26-year-old African-American man, was shot multiple times while on the 800 block of West Lexington Street in Poppleton. He died in a hospital soon after. Police also found a 16-year-old boy nearby who had been shot in the leg, possibly by the same gunman. He is expected to survive.

10:13 p.m. Less than two hours later police were called to a home in the 500 block of North East Avenue and found two more shooting victims. One man, 28 years old and as yet not identified publicly by police, was shot multiple times and died at a hospital. The other victim, a 31-year-old woman, was in critical condition at a hospital. Police are looking for witnesses.

Sunday, May 10

12:46 a.m. Ivan A. Mcbroom, a 29-year-old African-American man, was on the 4100 block of Rockfield Avenue, in the Woodmere neighborhood, when someone shot him multiple times. Patrol officers heard the shots and found him. Mcbroom died in a hospital soon after. He resided on the 5400 block of Lynview, according to police, about four blocks from where he was shot.

10:21 p.m. A man was shot in the lower back while on the 5400 block of Crismer Avenue, around the corner from where Mcbroom was killed 21 hours before. Police have not identified the man, who died in a hospital from his injury.

10:30  p.m. Another man, who police have not identified, was shot to death on the 1300 block of North Carey Street. Police called for a report of gunfire found the man, and called for medical assistance, but the man died from his injuries.

11:00 p.m. A man was shot on the 5400 block of Fairlawn Avenue. The location is approximately 500 feet from the 5400 block of Crismer, where another man had been shot 39 minutes before. Police and medics got this victim to a hospital, but the man, whose name police have not yet released publicly, died there. Homicide detectives ask anyone with information to call them.

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