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Murders this Week: 2
Murders this Year: 176

The city went six days in a row without a homicide (Oct. 17-22). This is the fourth time this year that six or more days passed without a murder.

Saturday, Oct. 23

3:17 p.m. Monta Hunt, a 25-year-old African-American man, was found lying in a pool of blood on the sidewalk in the 2100 block of West Fayette Street in the middle of the afternoon. Hunt, who lived in the block, had been shot numerous times and died at a nearby hospital at 3:55 p.m. This is the second murder in this block this year.

9:17 p.m. Six hours after Hunt was shot on the west side, an officer was on patrol near Johns Hopkins Hospital on the east side. The officer heard gunshots and found Calvin McNair, a 20-year-old African-American man, in the 2100 block of East Monument Street. He had been shot and died at a local hospital at 10:58 p.m.


Larry Harriston, a 19-year-old African-American man, was arrested on Oct. 19 for the murder of James Schools, a 31-year-old African-American man. Schools was shot in the head in the 1500 block of North Broadway on Sept. 23.

Also on Oct. 19, Jerome Williams, a 17-year-old African-American male, and Charles McGaney, a 22-year-old African-American man, were sentenced to life in prison plus 30 years for the murder of former City Councilmember Kenneth Harris Sr., a 45-year-old African-American man. Gary Collins, a 22-year-old African-American man who was acquitted of murder charges but convicted of armed robbery, assault, and other charges for his involvement in the incident, was sentenced to 65 years in prison.

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