Published: May 18, 2011
Murders this Week: 2
Murders this Year: 73
There were eight days in a row without a homicide, May 3-11. This is only the second time this year seven or more days have passed without someone being murdered in Baltimore City.
The man fatally shot in the neck inside a home in the 1800 block of North Bentalou Street has been identified as John Atkins, a 43-year-old African-American.
Wednesday, May 11
2:30 a.m. Police were called to the Metro Station at Lexington Market. A tan Buick had driven up onto the sidewalk in front of the station. Willie Elliott, a 31-year-old African-American man, was slumped over in the driver’s seat. Elliott had been shot repeatedly. He died at a nearby hospital at 3:11 a.m. This is the fourth murder in Downtown this year, putting it on equal footing with Coldstream Homestead Montebello, East Baltimore Midway, Frankford, Harlem Park, and Rognel Heights.
Saturday, May 14
3:05 a.m. An as-yet unidentified man was shot several times in the head in the 4500 block of Marble Hall Road. He died an hour later at an area hospital. This is the second murder in New Northwood in two weeks. There was only one murder in that neighborhood in all of 2010, and there were no murders there in 2009.
Police arrested Israel Garcia, an 18-year-old male whose race is listed as unknown in court records, on May 12 for the murder of Gilberto Gonzalez, a 21-year-old Hispanic man. Gonzalez was found stabbed and beaten under a car in the 1700 block of East Lombard Street just north of Fells Point on April 29.
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