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Murder Ink

Murders this Week: 2; Murders this Year: 18

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After a horrific start to 2014, the murder rate slowed during the third week of the year, with a five-day period in which no murders were recorded followed by two new killings over two days. Several people were shot multiple times, however, including a 21-year-old man on Mount Street on Jan. 13 and a 25-year-old man on Loney’s Lane the day after that. A 59-year-old man was shot in the head on Jan. 15, and homicide investigators were notified because the man was not expected to live, although at press time he was listed in critical condition. On Jan. 13 a 14-year police veteran named Warren Benn shot Perry Webb, a 24-year-old African-American man, to death on the 1800 block of East Lanvale Street. Police said Webb was in a car with a gun in his hand. In 2008 he received a five-year sentence for assault in a Baltimore County case that was originally charged as an attempted murder with a firearm. It was the first police-involved shooting of the year. Last year there were 12 police-involved shootings in which 14 people were shot, four of whom died.

Friday, Jan. 17

6:55 a.m. Northern District police were called to 300 Ilchester Avenue, in the Abell neighborhood, to check on someone lying in an alley. They found a dead man there who had been shot multiple times. On Jan. 20 they identified the man as Tavon Antonio Young, a 24-year-old African-American man. Young’s last known address was on the 1100 block of Summerset Avenue.

Saturday, Jan. 18

5:07 a.m. Michael Snydor, a 29-year-old African-American man, was seen walking along North Avenue with two other men towards Wheeler Avenue. A few minutes later he was stabbed multiple times in his neck and face. Police found him on the 2300 block of Wheeler, five blocks south of North Avenue. Medics got him to a hospital, where he died shortly afterward.


Police identified the man shot to death on the 7000 block of McClean Boulevard on Jan. 10 as Daniel Bennett, a 35-year-old African-American man.

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