Published: December 8, 2010
Murders this Week: 3
Murders this Year: 206
The death of Tammy Madison, a 45-year-old African-American woman, was added to the homicide rolls. Madison was walking with her boyfriend in the 2400 block of Greenmount Avenue at 1:12 p.m. on Feb. 16. They were walking in the street because the sidewalks were covered with snow. Madison and her boyfriend started fighting. She hit him. He hit her, knocking her down, and she was hit by a passing car. Madison died at 4:25 p.m. at a city hospital. Her death has been classified a homicide but, according to the police, the State’s Attorney’s Office has declined to bring criminal charges against Madison’s boyfriend. Madison is the 16th female murdered this year.
Wednesday, Dec. 1
5:17 p.m. Raquan Campbell, a 15-year-old African-American male from Cherry Hill, was shot in the 200 block of South Payson Street in Carrollton Ridge. He died at an area hospital less than an hour later. Campbell is the 10th minor murdered this year.
Friday, Dec. 3
11:14 p.m. Police were called for a shooting in the 1900 block of East 30th Street. While traveling to the scene, police passed a car containing Troy Thomas, a 26-year-old African-American man. Thomas was sitting in the passenger seat not breathing. Police caught up with the car as it was pulling up to a local hospital. Thomas was brought inside the hospital, where he died at 11:25 p.m. He had been shot in the torso in the front yard of a home in the 1900 block of East 30th Street.
On Nov. 29, Damien Davis, a 19-year-old African-American man, was sentenced to two life sentences with all but 35 of those years suspended. Davis was convicted of murdering Paris Richardson, a 21-year-old African-American man. Davis followed Richardson into a carryout in the 2500 block of East Hoffman Street on May 5, 2008. Once inside, he started shooting, hitting Richardson in the head. Davis was 16 at the time of the murder. He was allegedly accompanied by Darius Duppins, a 20-year-old African-American man. Duppins’ trial is set for January 2011.
Davonne Sydnor, a 19-year-old African-American man, was sentenced to life in prison plus 20 years on Nov. 30. Sydnor was convicted of robbing and murdering Russell Day, a 30-year-old Caucasian man. Co-defendant Kevin Ward, a 19-year-old African-American man, was sentenced to 20 years for armed robbery. Day was trying to buy heroin in the 2100 block of Christian Street on April 13, 2009, when Sydnor shot him. Sydnor and Ward then stole money from Day’s pockets. Jermaine McCory, an African-American male who was 15 at the time of the crime, was also charged with Day’s robbery and murder, but all the charges against McCory were dropped in July of this year.
Two homicide arrests were made on Dec. 3. Mark Winchester, a 31-year-old African-American man, was arrested for the murder of Yemel McMillian, a 20-year-old African-American man. McMillian was shot numerous times in the 2800 block of Boarman Avenue on July 14, 2007.
Antonio Davis, a 26-year-old African-American man, was arrested for the murder of Daryll Hood, a 22-year-old African-American man. Hood was shot in an alley off the 4700 block of Shamrock Avenue on Oct. 9.
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