Murders this Week: 7; Murders this Year: 6
Published: January 8, 2014
Baltimore ended 2013 with 235 homicides, a number that prompted Police Commissioner Anthony Batts to try to reassure citizens that “everyday people” are not likely to be murder victims. The carnage accelerated with a double homicide on New Year’s Day, and another the next day.
This week’s column includes the final homicide of 2013, because it occurred after City Paper’s deadline.
Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013
12:06 a.m. Donald Eason Jr., a 22-year-old African-American man, was shot in the head, police believe in a drive-by shooting, while outside his home on the 100 block of West Hamburg Street on the border of Sharp-Leadenhall and Federal Hill. Southern District officers responded, and Eason was taken to a hospital, where he died just before 2 p.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 1
3:20 p.m. Father and son Frank Anthony Turner, a 48-year-old African-American man, and Anthony Dionne Turner, a 21-year-old African-American man, were gunned down on the 3900 block of Edmondson Avenue. Police say an unknown person approached the men, who lived on the 1500 block of Shields Place, and began firing a handgun at them, hitting both.
Thursday, Jan. 2
6:04 p.m. A man who police have not yet publicly identified was near the intersection of Kavon and Shamrock avenues when he was shot in the head. Northeastern District police found him there, and medics took him to the hospital, where he died less than an hour later.
9:14 p.m. Two men from the 2500 block of Druid Park Drive were shot in the head on the 1800 block of North Patterson Park Avenue. Daries Williams, a 27-year-old African-American man, was pronounced dead less than an hour later. Nathaniel Adams, a 29-year-old African-American man, died later.
Friday, Jan. 3
7:30 p.m. A woman who police have not yet publicly identified was struck and killed by a dark-colored pickup truck at the intersection of Pulaski Highway and 62nd Street. The woman was dead at the scene. The driver fled, and police are looking for witnesses.
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