Published: June 15, 2011
Murders this Week: 4
Murders this Year: 91
Thursday, June 9
11:17 p.m. Chad Anderson, a 26-year-old African-American man, was shot in the 3000 block of Spaulding Avenue near Pimlico Race Course. He died at an area hospital less than an hour later.
Friday, June 10
8:50 p.m. James Wright, a 25-year-old African-American man, was shot repeatedly in the 1600 block of West Baltimore Street. He died at an area hospital at 9:40 p.m.
Sunday, June 12
4:01 a.m. Police responded to a shooting in the 2600 block of Park Heights Terrace. They found a 29-year-old African-American woman shot in the stomach. She was taken to an area hospital and survived. An unidentified male was found in the alley behind the block. He had been shot at least twice and was dead.
1:54 p.m. A male was shot numerous times in front of a store in the 2900 block of Westwood Avenue, just south of North Avenue. He died at an area hospital at 2:20 p.m. Police are waiting until his family has been notified of his death to release his name.
On June 9, Antonio Edwards, a 28-year-old African-American man who goes by the nickname “Dollar,” pleaded guilty to having a gun despite being a convicted felon. According to a press release from the U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland, Edwards also admitted to the murder of Kinlaw Jones, a 21-year-old man whose race has been listed by police as “other.” Edwards allegedly shot Jones numerous times in the 1800 block of East Pratt Street in Upper Fells Point the day after Christmas in 2009. Edwards said he would plead guilty to the murder. If the plea goes as planned, Edwards will be sentenced to 25 years in prison.
Baltimore City Police Officer Gahiji Tshamba, a 37-year-old African-American man, was convicted of voluntary manslaughter on June 9. Tyrone Brown, a 32-year-old former Marine, left a club in Mount Vernon on June 5, 2010. He crossed paths with Tshamba, who had also been at a club. Brown grabbed the ass of a woman who was with Tshamba. Tshamba pulled out his gun, and after exchanging words with Brown, shot him 12 times. According to a Baltimore Sun article, the judge in the case believed that Tshamba was scared of Brown, but that drawing and firing his gun was an unreasonable response to Brown’s actions.
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