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Murder Ink: 6 murders this week, 241 murders this year

Murder Ink: 6 murders this week, 241 murders this year

Baltimore's homicide count continues to barrel toward 300 murders. Because of last week's Best of Baltimore issue and an early deadline the week before, this week's Murder Ink contains the last three weeks' homicides.

Monday, Aug. 31

6:12 p.m. Theophilus Ruffin, a 49-year-old African-American man, got into a dispute on the 4900 block of Challedon Road with his roommate, 28-year-old Melvin Russell. Russell is the son of Baltimore Police Lt. Col. Melvin Russell, who heads up the department's Community Collaboration Unit. Both Ruffin and Russell were stabbed multiple times, and Ruffin died. Russell was treated at a hospital for his wounds and released. He has been charged with...

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