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Murder Ink

Murders this Week: 8
Murders this Year: 184


With eight homicides this week, Baltimore had more murders than days in the week for the fourth time this year and the second time in a month.

The baby murdered Oct. 14 has been identified as Khloe Nicole Lewis, a 6-month-old African-American girl.

Monday, Oct. 25

5:35 p.m. Darrell Buroughs, a 19-year-old African-American man, was found lying in front of a rowhouse in the 1200 block of North Milton Avenue in East Baltimore. He had been shot and died at a nearby hospital at 6:09 p.m.

6:02 p.m. Half an hour after Buroughs was shot, police were called to the 2000 block of East Oliver Street, a few blocks away. Mary Williams, a 48-year-old African-American woman, had been stabbed and was discovered on the steps of a house. Williams died at a local hospital half an hour later. Her longtime boyfriend, Shakarian Frazier, a 31-year-old African-American man, was arrested and charged with Williams’ murder. According to police, there was a long history of domestic abuse in the relationship.

Tuesday, Oct. 26

2:20 a.m. A 16-year-old African-American male was shot in the head in the 4000 block of Barrington Road near Garrison Middle School in Dorchester. He died at an area hospital at 2:59 a.m. Nearly a week after the teenager’s death, police had not been able to locate a family member to notify of his death. They are waiting until his family is informed to release the victim’s name. He is the ninth minor murdered this year.

5:22 a.m. William Spears, a 63-year-old African-American man, left his home in the 1700 block of McKean Avenue in Sandtown-Winchester. He got in his car, which was parked near his house, when someone came up to the car and shot at Spears four times. At least two of the shots went through the door and struck him. He died at a local hospital less than an hour later.

3:20 p.m. Police were called to the corner of Carsdale Avenue and Dorchester Road for a shooting. When they arrived, they found two males on the sidewalk, shot. A 19-year-old African-American man was shot in the back but survived. Ronald Clark, an 18-year-old African-American man, was shot in the head and died at an area hospital at 4:30 p.m. Clark lived in the block where the 16-year-old was killed the same day. Police have not yet determined if the two shootings are connected.

Thursday, Oct. 28

6:45 p.m. Dobia Wright, a 46-year-old Caucasian man, was in an alley full of garages behind the 400 block of South Vincent Street in Southwest Baltimore, where he got into an argument with someone. The person struck Wright in the face. Wright’s wife and daughter intervened and stopped the fight and walked Wright toward their home a block away. Wright collapsed at the corner of Gilmor and Cole streets, hitting his head on the sidewalk. When police arrived a crowd had gathered around Wright, who was on the ground and had a seizure. His wife was performing CPR in an effort to save him, but he died at a local hospital at 7:10 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 29

4 a.m. An unidentified African-American man who appeared to be in his late 50s or early 60s was found facedown on the sidewalk in the 3600 block of Fairview Avenue. He had a contusion on his right side but no other signs of injury. He was taken to an area hospital where he died at 6:48 a.m. An autopsy revealed he had been shot in the head.

Sunday, Oct. 31

2:50 a.m. An as yet unidentified woman was discovered on the ground in the 2300 block of Braddish Avenue by Coppin State University. She had been shot in the left shoulder and died at a hospital at 3:37 a.m. She is the 13th female murdered this year.

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