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Murder Ink

Murders this Week: 6; Murders this Year: 109

Tuesday, July 3

3:25 P.M. Yarndragus Staton, a 26-year-old African-American man, and a 21-year-old African-American man, were in the 1400 block of East Preston Street in the middle of the afternoon when one or more people came up and started shooting at them. Staton was hit repeatedly and was taken to an area hospital, where he died at 4:03 P.M. The 21-year-old was shot in the back and made his own way to a local hospital. He survived. This is the sixth murder in Oliver this year. There was only one homicide in the neighborhood in all of 2011.

Thursday, July 5

1:25 A.M. Lance Johnson, a 40-year-old African-American man, and another man were in the 2300 block of North Eutaw Place in Reservoir Hill when someone started shooting at them. Johnson ran into a home in the block and the shooter followed him. The other man, who wasn’t hit, ran away and called 911. When police arrived, they found Johnson dead in the home, shot numerous times.

10:25 A.M. Later that morning, Kenneth Williams was shot several times in the 400 block of Laurens Street. He died at a city hospital 15 minutes later. This is the 10th murder in the Central Police district this year and the second in nine hours.

9:31 P.M. That night, Andrew Davis, a 27-year-old African-American man, was shot repeatedly in the 3400 block of Ravenwood Avenue, near Clifton Park. He died at an area hospital at 10:13 P.M.

Friday, July 6

12:30 P.M. Lee Lumpkin, a 35-year-old African-American man, died at a local hospital. Lumpkin was shot in the right hip on June 22 at 11:49 P.M. in the 1000 block of Leadenhall Street, a few blocks east of M&T Bank Stadium and west of Federal Hill.

Sunday, July 8

11:54 P.M. A man was shot in the head in the 3200 block of Spaulding Avenue in Central Park Heights. He died at a nearby hospital less than an hour later. Police are waiting until the man’s family has been notified of his death to release his name. This is the sixth murder in Central Park Heights this year. It is currently tied with Oliver as the most murderous neighborhood in the city.

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