Murders this Week: 3; Murders this Year: 30
Published: February 12, 2014
The trend of people getting shot while sitting in cars continued this week, with one victim surviving a robbery with a gunshot wound to his abdomen. Police called to that shooting did not find the victim there but located him a bit later when he arrived at a hospital. Another very old shooting went into the homicide count this week as well, and city police officer Shawn Baker shot a suspect on East Monument Street. That suspect survived and was not immediately named because police had not charged him with any crime.
Tuesday, Feb. 4
2:30 p.m. Police found Ina Jenkins, a 34-year-old Caucasian woman, dead behind an abandoned house on the 4000 block of Penhurst Avenue in Dolfield after being summoned by a neighbor. Jenkins’ body had been burned beyond recognition. An autopsy concluded that she had been beaten to death.
Wednesday, Feb. 5
The Baltimore Sun reported the December 2013 death, at age 79, of Tsambikos Diakoloukas, a Caucasian man who was shot in the head on Aug. 17, 1982. The newspaper reported that Diakoloukas, who had run a clothing store there for 20 years, was found by a customer, bleeding under a clothes rack. Two teenagers had pistol-whipped and shot him and made off with an armload of jeans, The Sun reported. Diakoloukas spent the rest of his life in the hospital, in and out of consciousness. The Sun reported that William Lawrence and Walter Heath, who were both 17 at the time, were arrested and charged with the robbery and assault. Lawrence is still in prison, according to someone who spoke to The Sun about the case. Diakoloukas’ death is added to the 2014 murder count because that was when police learned of the medical examiner’s cause-of-death ruling.
Sunday. Feb. 9
1:30 a.m. Jesse Clark-Nugent, a 19-year-old African-American man, was inside the 2 O’Clock Club, a strip club on the Block, when a fight broke out. Someone—police say it was a light-skinned black man approximately 6-foot-1-inch tall, last seen wearing a dark-colored shirt—stabbed him multiple times. He died shortly afterward, at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Police found two other stabbing victims in the club, a 30-year-old man and a 17-year-old man. Both are expected to survive.
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