Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Casey Kasem's American Top 40 Most Violent Cities: Baltimore: Number 1 with a Bullet

Re-posted by Nicholas Stix
Updated at 2:42 a.m.

I thank the reader who sent in this story, remarking,

No wonder Baltimore is called Charm City.

Charming to coroners and funeral homes.
Note to readers: I couldn’t get the video accompanying this story, of a brief statement by Commissioner Batts, so I replaced it with other WBAL videos, including statements by Commissioner Batts, from the same day, about the same crimes.

2 dead after shooting, barricade situation in Baltimore
January 11, 2014

WBAL-TV 11 Baltimore

Police: Deceased gunman had rap sheet
January 11, 2014

WBAL-TV 11 Baltimore

City Records 14 Homicides in 11 Days; Victim Identified

Saturday, January 11, 2014

WBAL Radio

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    Baltimore City Police Commissioner Anthony Batts talks about recent homicides in the city. Download This File

Baltimore City Police are investigating what is now the 14th homicide of the new year.

The latest occurred early this morning in Mount Vernon.

Police responded to the 100-block of East Madison Street at around 4 a.m., where they found an overturned car. Police found a 28-year-old man inside the car, who had been shot several times. The man was taken to the hospital, where he died a short time later.

Police later identified the victim as 28-year-old Ricky Mellerson.

This morning's shooting followed a murder-suicide and another shooting in the city on Friday.

At around 2 a.m. Friday, a man was killed in a carjacking attempt at the intersection of Maryland Avenue and 22nd Street. Spencer Falcon, 27, was stabbed to death.

The suspect, 28-year-old Robert Hopkins, broke into the office of the Family Tree, an agency that helps abused children. Hopkins barricaded himself inside the building, and alter shot and killed himself.

Police say Hopkins had been wanted for a carjacking on December 28, and may be linked to other crimes.

At around 6 p.m. Friday police found a man shot to death in the 7000-block of McClean Blvd, in Southwest Baltimore. Homicide detectives are investigating. A homicide victim found Friday in the 2500 block of Frederick Avenue has been identified as 17-year old Dejuan Willis.

At a news conference on Friday, Police Commissioner Anthony Batts said many of the killings in 2014 have been random. He did say that police are expanding the boundaries of areas considered "high crime" and patrols will be increased.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I can recall reading a long time ago these interviews with the long haul cross-country truckers and the long haul cross-country train crews. When asked how safe it was, they both agreed, "the first five miles and the last five miles are very dangerous, the rest in between is very safe."

The first five miles and the last five miles the inner city of the United States and attack or the threat of attack from minorities. Baltimore, NYC, Philly, etc. You name it.