Published: September 1, 2010
Murders this Week: 2
Murders this Year: 142
Several murder victims from August have now been identified. The man shot repeatedly in the 2200 block of Germania Avenue on Aug. 8 was Tavon Caldwell, a 25-year-old African-American. Shelred Carr, a 58-year-old African-American man, was shot and killed on the front steps of a house in the 3400 block of Garrison Boulevard on Aug. 12. Westley Lewis, a 19-year-old African-American man, was shot to death on Aug. 13 in the 2000 block of Robb Street. And Isaiah Gordon was discovered shot numerous times in the 400 block of East Chase Street on Aug. 15.
Shawn Wright, the African-American man found shot in the back in the 1600 block of North Broadway on Aug. 11, was 30 years old, not 20 as previously reported. City Paper regrets the error.
A man who was assaulted last week died of his injuries on Aug. 24. Albert Bethea, a 57-year-old African-American man, was beaten in the 700 block of East Eager Street on Aug. 22 at 3:35 a.m. This is the second murder in the Johnston Square neighborhood in nine days.
Saturday, Aug. 28
12:39 a.m. Police were called to the Patapsco Arena in Cherry Hill for multiple people stabbed. A multi-year reunion for Walbrook High School, covering the classes of 1995 through 2005, was being held at the arena. A fight broke out during the event, and James Dixon, a 28-year-old African-American man, allegedly stabbed Carrington McNutt, a 23-year-old African-American man. According to police, Dixon then stabbed five other people who were standing near him. Dixon was arrested. McNutt was taken to a local hospital, where he died at 1:40 a.m. The other victims are expected to survive.
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