Published: September 21, 2011
Murders this Week: 3
Murders this Year: 148
A 2009 death caused by a 2006 shooting was added to the homicide rolls this week. On Aug. 31, 2006, Gerrod Davis, a 22-year-old African-American man, was at a corner store in the 4300 block of Elmora Avenue in Belair-Edison. He walked out of the store and a dark car pulled up. Someone got out of the car and pulled out a gun. Davis tried to run but the person shot him in the head, neck, and hands. Davis died Feb. 9, 2009. His death was ruled a homicide due to complications from the shooting this year. Police could not provide the exact date this ruling was made.
Wednesday, Sept. 14
1 a.m. Bruce Benn, a 16-year-old African-American male, was shot in the head in the 1900 block of West Lombard Street. He died at an area hospital at 3:03 a.m. Benn is the 12th minor murdered this year.
Friday, Sept. 16
6:23 p.m. Police discovered the body of Armando Santiago, a 42-year-old Hispanic man, in an alley behind the 700 block of East Patapsco Avenue. He had been asphyxiated. Santiago is the fourth Hispanic person murdered this year.
Saturday, Sept. 17
2:26 a.m. Eight hours after Santiago was located and just one block over, Larry Petty was found on the sidewalk in the 700 block of Pontiac Avenue. He had been shot in the head and was dead. Petty is the second person murdered in Brooklyn this week and the sixth this year.
Anthony Robinson, a 45-year-old African-American man, was arrested on Sept. 16 for the murder of Irene Logan, a 91-year-old African-American woman. Robinson allegedly was robbing the house when Logan discovered him. He then allegedly stabbed her in the neck and stole costume jewelry. Robinson was arrested because a cigarette found in Logan’s home had DNA on it that allegedly matches his.
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