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Murder Ink

Murders this Week: 10
Murders this Year: 64

With 10 homicides this week, Baltimore had more murders than days in the week for the first time this year. As of Monday, April 25, there are 12 more murders than at the same time in 2010.

Tuesday, April 19

11:30 p.m. Police were called to the intersection of Schroeder Street and Bennett Place in Harlem Park for a shooting. When they arrived people in the neighborhood told them there was a body in an alley off Schroeder Street. Edward Auston, a 31-year-old African-American man, had been shot in the back and died at an area hospital at 12:14 a.m.

Wednesday, April 20

10:17 p.m. Julian Turner, a 19-year-old African-American man, was shot in the back in the 600 block of Bartlett Avenue. He died at a local hospital at 11 p.m.

Thursday, April 21

9:21 a.m. Police were called to the Hanover Square Apartments, which provide housing for seniors and people with disabilities, at 1 W. Conway S. by the Baltimore Convention Center for a sick individual. While on the way, they received another call that there had been a shooting at the complex. When they arrived, police discovered Keith Cooper, a 47-year-old African-American man, shot in the chest in his apartment on the 14th floor. He was dead.

Friday, April 22

2:38 a.m. Edward Jones, a 50-year-old African-American man, was sitting at a bus stop in the 200 block of West Fayette Street a block north of 1st Mariner Arena. An individual walked up to Jones and announced a robbery. Jones got up to leave and the person shot Jones in the behind. Jones died less than an hour later at a nearby hospital. City cameras caught some of the incident. Isaac Truss, a 23-year-old African-American man, was arrested April 23 for Jones’ murder. Truss allegedly had a .380-caliber handgun in his possession when he was arrested. Shells from a .380-calibur gun were found at the scene of Keith Cooper’s April 21 murder. According to police, the shells match Truss’ gun. Truss allegedly confessed to killing Cooper and has been charged with both murders. There have been six murders in the Central police district this year, all of them in the last two months.

11:09 a.m. William Cann, a 46-year-old African-American man, was shot numerous times in the head and torso in an alley in the 1700 block of Homestead Street near Clifton Park. He died at an area hospital at 11:45 a.m.

Saturday, April 23

12 p.m. Tevon Allen, a 22-year-old African-American man, went to a restaurant in the 2000 block of Edmondson Avenue to get breakfast. After he got his food, he left the restaurant and two people started chasing him. One of these people stabbed Allen repeatedly. Allen was driven to a hospital by friends and died at 1:05 p.m.

11:20 p.m. Brandon Littlejohn, a 19-year-old African-American man, was walking in the 700 block of North Calhoun Street when someone started shooting at him. He was hit several times. Littlejohn’s friend helped him into a car and drove him to a nearby hospital, but Littlejohn died at 12:58 a.m. This is the second murder in Harlem Park this week.

Sunday, April 24

1:48 a.m. An unidentified male was found lying in a walkway in the 4700 block of Sayer Avenue in the tiny Southwest Baltimore neighborhood of Tremont. The man had been shot several times. He was taken to a city hospital where he underwent surgery but was pronounced dead at 2:53 a.m. This is the first murder in Tremont in the seven years this column has been collecting data.

2:12 a.m. A half hour later, two unidentified men were discovered sitting in a car in the 4200 block of Rokeby Road in Rognel Heights. The driver was shot in the neck. The passenger was shot several times in the body. Both were dead.

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