Murders this Week: 1; Murders this Year: 184
Published: December 7, 2011
Murders this Week: 1
Murders this Year: 184
For the second week in a row, Baltimore City recorded only one homicide—and the third week in a row of two or fewer. There were only 10 homicides in November. The only other month this year with so few homicides was February. In 2010, the lowest number of homicides in a month was 12 in January and February. According to a Baltimore Sun article by Justin Fenton, this is the first time there has only been 10 homicides in November since 1970.
Tuesday, Nov. 29
7:33 p.m. Kenneth Davis, a 29-year-old African-American man, was walking in the 500 block of South Bentalou Street in Carrollton Ridge. Two men came up to him and shot him in the head. Witnesses described one of the suspects as an African-American man wearing dark clothing and a chain on the left side of his pants. He was last seen running east on Wilkens Avenue. Davis was taken to an area hospital where he died at 8:05 p.m.
On Nov. 28, Darnell Kinlaw, a 21-year-old African-American man, was charged with the murder of his girlfriend Lakeisha Player, a 26-year-old African-American woman. According to police, Kinlaw confessed to shooting Player in the head in her home in the 2600 block of Kentucky Avenue on Nov. 11 and then stealing her car. He was already in jail on unrelated charges when the warrant was served.
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