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Murder Ink

Murders this Week: 7
Murders this Year: 166

There were as many homicides recorded as days in the week this week, including two deaths from earlier incidents. Earl Brown, a 36-year-old African-American man, died on Oct. 7, 12 years after his initial injury. Brown was shot in the head in the 2200 block of Callow Avenue in Reservoir Hill on Sept. 23, 1999. The then 24-year-old survived the initial shooting. Brown had seizures the morning of Oct. 7, 2011, and died at 10:27 a.m. at an area hospital. His death was ruled to be caused by complications from the 1999 shooting.

On Oct. 13, the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner ruled that the death of Willie Nelson, a 52-year-old African-American man, was a homicide. Nelson was found inside a vacant home in the 2800 block of West Mulberry Street on Aug. 16. According to a neighbor, Nelson was assaulted three nights earlier and no one had seen him since. He died from blunt force trauma to the head.

On Oct. 15, police tweeted that there had been a homicide at the intersection of Pennington Avenue and Aspen Street in Curtis Bay. The victim, an adult male, had been stabbed to death. Police, however, have determined that the man was actually murdered in Baltimore County and therefore will not be part of Baltimore City homicide numbers.

On Oct. 16, a woman was found dead in a dumpster in the 200 block of North Charles Street downtown. Police are waiting for the medical examiner to rule on cause of death; her death is not currently on the homicide rolls.

Monday, Oct. 10

3:26 p.m. Kevin Pierre, a 20-year-old African-American man, was shot repeatedly at the intersection of North Belnord Avenue and Orleans Street by William Paca Elementary School about a half-hour after school let out. He died at an area hospital 40 minutes later.

10:12 p.m. That night, Devearl Singletary, a 17-year-old African-American male, was in the rear of the 1400 block of Kuper Place in Southwest Baltimore. Someone came up to him and shot him in the back, arm, and shoulder. Singletary managed to run a short distance to the 200 block of South Calhoun Street and enter a home. The people inside the home called the police. Singletary died at an area hospital at 11:08 p.m. According to The Baltimore Sun, Singletary is the second recent homicide victim who attended Augusta Fells Savage Institute for Visual Arts. Bruce Benn, a 16-year-old African-American male, who was shot in the 1900 block of West Lombard Street on Sept. 14, also attended the school.

Tuesday, Oct. 11

11:23 a.m. Louis Ingram, a 24-year-old African-American man, was found lying on the sidewalk in the 1800 block of North Port Street near the Baltimore Cemetery. He had been shot and was dead. This is the second fatal daytime shooting this week.

Friday, Oct. 14

8 p.m. An as-yet-unidentified man was walking in the 1500 block of East 29th Street. Someone came up to him and shot him in the head, neck, and back. He died before he could be taken to a hospital. He was carrying no identification at the time of the shooting.

Sunday, Oct. 16

12:02 a.m. Marquis Jones, a 19-year-old African-American man, was shot several times in the 2200 block of Aiken Street. He died at an area hospital less than an hour later. This is the eighth murder in the East Baltimore Midway neighborhood this year.

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