Murder Ink: 5/6/15

City Paper

A reported “gang truce” and five-night curfew with National Guard soldiers roaming the streets did not tamp down the city’s murder rate. Quite the opposite.

Saturday, April 25

11:45 p.m. Kareem George, a 36-year-old African-American man, was near the corner of Belair Road and Sheldon Avenue in the tiny Belair Parkside neighborhood of Northeast Baltimore when someone shot him in the head and he died.

Tuesday, April 28

8:11 p.m. A 42-year-old man on the 5100 block of Park Heights Avenue was shot multiple times. He died soon after at a hospital. Police have not yet released his identity.

Wednesday, April 29

1:56 p.m. Andre Hunt, a 28-year-old African-American man, was on the 3800 block of Liberty Heights Avenue, in the Callaway-Garrison neighborhood, when someone shot him in the head. Medics rushed him to a hospital where he died a few hours later. Hunt resided on the 600 block of Woodgreen Circle, according to police, who are looking for witnesses to the murder.

3:33 p.m. An hour and a half after the last murder, 10 miles south in Curtis Bay, a man, who police have not yet identified publicly, was shot to death on the 1600 block of Hazel Street. The man died at a hospital.

10:30 p.m. Davon William Johnson, a 26-year-old African-American man, was shot to death on the 500 block of North Edgewood Street, the block police say he resided in the Allendale neighborhood.

Thursday, April 30

12:05 p.m. Two men were shot on the 800 block of McKean Avenue in the Harlem Park neighborhood of West Baltimore. A 22-year-old man died from a gunshot to the head and a 23-year-old man went to the hospital with an abdominal wound. Police did not identify either man.

Friday, May 1

11:29 a.m. Yogesh Sheth, a 49-year-old Asian-American man, was working in the Mini Market Deli on the 300 block of South Highland Avenue when two suspects came in to rob the place. They shot Sheth multiple times, killing him.

Saturday, May 2

11:36 p.m. Byron Showell, a 47-year-old African-American man, was on the 2800 block of Silver Hill Avenue in Howard Park when someone shot him in the head. He died soon after at a hospital.

Sunday, May 3

9:33 p.m. A man was shot in the head while on the 3000 block of Elizabeth Avenue. He died soon after at the hospital. The man was not identified.

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