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Murder Ink

Murders this Week: 4; Murders this Year: 77

The third fatal police-involved shooting of the year occurred on May 19. At 5:20 p.m. police were called to a residence in the 3500 block of Elmora Avenue in Belair-Edison for an individual with special needs. According to The Baltimore Sun, Maurice Holloman, a 31-year-old African-American man, was attending the birthday party of his 6-year-old niece when he became disruptive. Holloman, who also goes by Maurice Johnson, is believed to have a mental disability but police could not say what specifically it is. According to ABC-2 News, Holloman was upset and throwing things. When police arrived, they were confronted by Holloman, who allegedly assaulted one of the two officers on the scene, pinning him to the ground. During the assault, Holloman allegedly reached for the officer’s gun. The second officer tried to pull Holloman off the first officer, at which point Holloman allegedly tried to grab the second officer’s gun. The second officer withdrew his weapon and fired at Holloman, striking him twice in the left side. Holloman died at 5:54 p.m. at an area hospital. At press time, police had not released the names of the officers involved.

Monday, May 14

11:27 p.m. Travis Miller, a 27-year-old African-American man, was discovered lying on his back at the intersection of Milton Avenue and Chase Street. He had been shot repeatedly in the head and body and was dead.

Wednesday, May 16

4:56 p.m. Jeffrey McFadden, a 35-year-old African-American man, was shot numerous times in the 2000 block of Frederick Avenue near Bon Secours Hospital. He died at an area hospital at 5:34 p.m.

Thursday, May 17

11:45 p.m. Dominique Barnes, a 20-year-old African-American man, was found lying in a grassy area in the 2600 block of Mathews Street. He had been shot several times and died less than an hour later at a city hospital. This is the second murder in Better Waverly this year.

Friday, May 18

George Stevenson died at a local hospital a month after he was stabbed. Police were not able to provide his time of death. Police were called to an apartment in the 1400 block of Limit Avenue near Mount Pleasant Golf Course on April 18 at 11:30 p.m. for a stabbing. Once inside, they discovered Stevenson bleeding profusely, with numerous stab wounds to the chest and back. Stevenson allegedly got into an argument with his stepson Galen Stevenson, a 16-year-old African-American male, over money. The argument escalated and the teenager allegedly stabbed his stepfather with a sharp object and then fled the apartment. George Stevenson was taken to a local hospital in critical condition. Galen Stevenson was arrested on April 24 and charged as an adult with attempted murder, assault, and other related charges. Police say that his charges may be upgraded to murder now that George Stevenson has died as a result of the stabbing.

Updates:

On May 16, James Dixon, a 29-year-old African-American man, was convicted of murdering Carrington McNutt, a 23-year-old African-American man. Dixon and McNutt were at an event at the Patapsco Arena for Walbrook High School alumni on Aug. 28, 2010. Dixon and McNutt got into a fight at the party, during which Dixon hit McNutt with a chair several times and stabbed him in the neck and stomach. There were nearly 900 guests and 25 security guards at the party but only two people came forward as witnesses.

On May 11, eight people were indicted in connection with the death of Alex Venable, a 26-year-old African-American man, and several nonfatal shootings. On April 27, 2011, Darian Kess, a 27-year-old African-American man, was fatally stabbed during a robbery in his home. In retaliation, Robert Moore, a 43-year-old African-American man and a relative of Kess, allegedly conspired to have six people shot over eight months. On April 28, 2011, Moore; Moore’s wife Sarah Hooker, a 29-year-old African-American woman; and Donnie Adams, a 34-year-old African-American man, allegedly accused Venable of murdering Kess. Venable was shot and killed that day in a triple shooting that left two other men injured. Moore, Hooker, Adams, and Moore’s brother Anthony Roach, a 35-year-old African-American man, have all been charged with Venable’s murder. Over the next several months, Venable’s younger brother, another relative, and two family friends (including one of the men injured in the triple shooting that killed Venable) were shot. Moore; Roach; Hooker; Adams; Quincy Chisholm, a 21-year-old African-American man; David Warren, a 19-year-old African-American man; Emmanuel Deminds, a 34-year-old African-America man; and Taylor Flemming, a 16-year-old African-American female, have been charged with attempted murder in connection with some or all of these shootings, all of which occurred in the 2000 block of East Lafayette Avenue and the 1900 block of North Collington Avenue. They have also been charged with murder conspiracy.

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