A 22-year-old woman was stabbed to death Thursday evening and a 15-year-old youth was shot and killed as the number of homicides in Baltimore this year hit 300.
Lamont Wilkins, who was playing craps with two other people in a stairwell of the Lafayette Courts Apartments in the 100 block of Colvin Street, was shot several times by an unknown gunman about 9:30 p.m. Thursday. He was taken to Johns Hopkins Hospital, where he died at 11 p.m.
Tony Johnson, 15, who also lives in the 100 block of Colvin Street, was shot in the left thigh and taken to University Medical Center. Kenneth Brown, 25, of the 1400 block of North Milton Street, was taken to Johns Hopkins Hospital, where he was treated for multiple gunshot wounds to the upper body and released.
Police have no motive or suspects.
A half-hour before Lamont died, Andrea Maddox, 22, of the first block of Termaine Court, was stabbed to death after arguing outside a Southwest Baltimore apartment building, police said. The argument, which occurred about10:30 p.m., turned into a fight that ended when Ms. Maddox was stabbed twice in the chest and once in the left arm. She was taken to University Medical Center, where she died.
Dennis S. Hill, a police spokesman, said the incident began when Ms. Maddox and a friend went to an apartment complex in the 400 block of Swann Avenue. Ms. Maddox and her friend started yelling at two people in the apartment -- Maurice Mitchell, 23, who resides there, and Shonta Davenport, 20, of the 400 block of Mount Holly Street.
Police said Ms. Davenport and Mr. Mitchell went outside the apartment and confronted the two women after Ms. Maddox's friend, Michelle Hamlin, started kicking Ms. Davenport's car. A fight then started between Ms. Maddox and Ms. Davenport.
Mr. Mitchell, who was stabbed in the right hand as he tried to disarm Ms. Davenport, was taken to St. Agnes Hospital, where he was treated and released. Ms. Davenport was arrested at the scene and charged with first-degree murder, assault by stabbing and using a deadly weapon.