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By Justin George, The Baltimore Sun | March 8, 2013
Baltimore Police found a man dead of an apparent homicide on Friday morning in an industrial, half-vacant section of the Carrollton Ridge neighborhood. The man was found at 6:07 a.m. in a field behind a string of abandoned railroad cars next to some tracks just off the 600 block of S. Fulton Ave. Bits of crime scene tape remained attached to a rusted railroad car that had marked off the crime scene, where, at noon, blood could be seen still pooled on the ground. No description of the victim's age, injuries or manner of death was available.
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | August 18, 2014
Two men were shot outside a Southwest Baltimore apartment where residents said six children were playing on Monday. Officers were called just before 4 p.m. to the 2100 block of Eagle St. in Carrollton Ridge, where they found a 20-year-old man with a gunshot wound to his leg, police said. Another man, a 23-year-old, was found shot in the leg and hand in the 1900 block of W. Baltimore St. a short time later. Dorthy Umstead, 25, said her two children, her niece and three other children were in her home at the time.
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | August 18, 2014
Two men were shot outside a Southwest Baltimore apartment where residents said six children were playing on Monday. Officers were called just before 4 p.m. to the 2100 block of Eagle St. in Carrollton Ridge, where they found a 20-year-old man with a gunshot wound to his leg, police said. Another man, a 23-year-old, was found shot in the leg and hand in the 1900 block of W. Baltimore St. a short time later. Dorthy Umstead, 25, said her two children, her niece and three other children were in her home at the time.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | June 9, 2014
A man who was shot by a Baltimore Police officer on Friday morning in West Baltimore was at the time fighting with a man who had just robbed him at gunpoint, police said Monday. Both have been criminally charged for their roles in the incident. Police said Friday that officers were handling a domestic violence call around 7 a.m. when they heard gunshots nearby and rushed to the scene to find two men struggling in the street, at the intersection of North Fremont Avenue and West Fayette Street.
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The Baltimore Sun | February 1, 2012
A man was shot in the legs Tuesday evening in the Carrollton Ridge neighborhood in Southwest Baltimore. Officers responded at 5:42 p.m. to the report of a man lying in an alley in the 2200 block of Christian St. and found a 22-year-old male suffering from gunshot wounds to the left leg and right knee, police said. The victim was taken to an area hospital. Officers have made no arrests and are continuing to investigate the shooting, police said. Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call Baltimore police.
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By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | September 29, 2012
Baltimore police have charged a 19-year-old man in connection with a shooting death earlier this year. Sgt. Anthony Smith said Saturday that Arthur Holt was arrested for first- and second-degree murder and related charges in the death of Tavon Whelchel, 18. Whelchel, of the 200 block of Pulaski St., died after he was shot several times in the torso on June 19 in the 2100 block of W. Pratt St. in Baltimore's Carrollton Ridge neighborhood....
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | June 20, 2012
Four people were shot in Baltimore between Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, including two fatally, which pushed the city's homicide count to 100 for the year. The victims were identified by police as 18-year-old Tavon Whelchel and 36-year-old Lewis Womack IV. Both cases are open, and anyone with information was asked to call homicide detectives at 410-396-2100. Whelchel of the 200 block of Pulaski St. was found after police received a call about 6:20 p.m. Tuesday for a shooting in the 2100 block of W. Pratt St., in the Carrollton Ridge neighborhood of Southwest Baltimore.
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By Peter Hermann and Peter Hermann,SUN STAFF | June 3, 1998
A teen-ager was killed and two young men were wounded early yesterday outside a bar in Southwest Baltimore -- the latest outbreak of violence in a neighborhood targeted by police as a "hot spot" for crime.The incident in Carrollton Ridge marked the fifth slaying this year in a 35-square block area where state and federal funds are paying for extra police patrols to minimize homicides and shootings."We managed to curtail a lot of problems over there in the past six or seven weeks," said Maj. John L. Bergbower, the Southwestern District police commander.
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By Jessica Anderson and The Baltimore Sun | April 21, 2014
Two men were wounded in a Sunday afternoon shooting in the southwest Carrollton Ridge neighborhood, Baltimore police said. Police were called at 12:38 p.m. to 2000 W. Pratt Street for a reported shooting. Officers later located the male victim at an area hospital with a gunshot wound to the left leg, along with another men who suffered a gunshot wound to the groin. The victims are listed in good condition, police said. Detectives are continuing to investigate and ask anyone with information on the incident at 410-396-2499.
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By Drew Bailey and Drew Bailey,Evening Sun Staff | October 1, 1990
Residents of an area of southwest Baltimore have moved into position to claim a small victory in the war on drugs with the planned conversion of an empty lot into a playground.The residents staged the Carrollton Ridge Community Festival yesterday, a children's fair that Mike Keeney, the neighborhood association president, said was the first step in recapturing the neighborhood.Proceeds from the fair will help build a playground in an empty lot that had been used as a dumping ground for garbage and drug paraphernalia.
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By Jessica Anderson and The Baltimore Sun | April 21, 2014
Two men were wounded in a Sunday afternoon shooting in the southwest Carrollton Ridge neighborhood, Baltimore police said. Police were called at 12:38 p.m. to 2000 W. Pratt Street for a reported shooting. Officers later located the male victim at an area hospital with a gunshot wound to the left leg, along with another men who suffered a gunshot wound to the groin. The victims are listed in good condition, police said. Detectives are continuing to investigate and ask anyone with information on the incident at 410-396-2499.
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By Jessica Anderson and Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | April 21, 2014
Police identified two men who they said shot each other Sunday afternoon in the southwest Carrollton Ridge neighborhood. Police said Gabriel Wilson, 24, shot Jerome Garrison, 29, in the leg and Wilson shot Garrison in the groin after an argument in the 100 Block of S. Payson Street. Officers were called to the 2000 block of W. Pratt St. nearby at 12:38 p.m., and they later found the men had gone to an area hospital for treatment. The two are listed in good condition, police said.
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By Justin George, The Baltimore Sun | January 20, 2014
Recovering from four bullet wounds, Jose Melo's wife begged him not to go on Monday, but he would not hear of it. Eleven days had passed since Melo last worked at his small corner store in Southwest Baltimore. On that day - Jan. 9 - he had come out of the bathroom hearing gunshots and screaming only to see a hooded gunman fire one more shot into his wife before fleeing. Her brother, who helped out behind the counter, was slumped next to her, fatally shot in the chest. He wasn't scared, Melo told his wife, Irkania Moran, repeatedly.
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By Justin George, The Baltimore Sun | January 9, 2014
A man was killed and a woman was injured Thursday afternoon in a Southwest Baltimore corner store, marking the city's 10th homicide in the first nine days of the year. The shooting took place just before 3 p.m. at the Latino Deli and American Grocery at Christian and South Smallwood streets in the Carrollton Ridge neighborhood. Neighbors said the store was operated by a man everyone called "Papi. " Police have not identified the victims, but neighbors said the store operator and two of his relatives were in the store when the shots were fired.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | September 3, 2013
A 52-year-old man was beaten to death by a group of people in West Baltimore on Monday night, one of two killings and four non-fatal shootings police were investigating Tuesday. The attack took place in Reservoir Hill, where four other people have been killed since late May. A shooting took place early Tuesday along the community's border with the Penn North neighborhood. Officers responding to a call for an assault in progress in the 800 block of Lennox St. about 7:30 p.m. Monday found Donald Robinson with serious injuries.
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By Justin George, The Baltimore Sun | May 2, 2013
Baltimore police are investigating the shooting death of a man in East Baltimore early Thursday. Responding to a shooting in the 600 block of Cokesbury Ave. in the East Baltimore Midway neighborhood at 12:39 a.m., police said they found a man with gunshot wounds. Paramedics took him to an area hospital but he was pronounced dead Thursday morning, police said. Police have no suspects or motives and did not release the victim's identity. The murder was Baltimore's 71 s t homicide this year, following the shooting death of Dominic Hicks, 19, whose identity police released on Thursday.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | April 8, 2013
With blood still streaked on the doorway of a Southwest Baltimore home where a man was shot earlier in the morning, a woman who rented a room there nonchalantly recalled hearing the four shots. "After the first shot, I screamed and dropped to my knees and ran upstairs," said the woman, who identified herself as Cheryl Nancy, 25. Two of her four children stood on the front stoop, near a pack of cigarettes and a flask-sized bottle of vodka. It's not the first such incident of violence she's seen.
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By Justin George, The Baltimore Sun | January 9, 2014
A man was killed and a woman was injured Thursday afternoon in a Southwest Baltimore corner store, marking the city's 10th homicide in the first nine days of the year. The shooting took place just before 3 p.m. at the Latino Deli and American Grocery at Christian and South Smallwood streets in the Carrollton Ridge neighborhood. Neighbors said the store was operated by a man everyone called "Papi. " Police have not identified the victims, but neighbors said the store operator and two of his relatives were in the store when the shots were fired.
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By Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | April 30, 2013
Six Baltimore community groups filed an $8 million lawsuit Tuesday against a Texas man whose companies own dozens of properties in the city, alleging that he failed to improve rundown homes after purchasing them at tax sales and allowed them to become a danger. "The lawsuit challenges the practice of purchasing vacant properties at tax sale and leaving them for dead with unaddressed city code violations," said Kristine Dunkerton, executive director of the Community Law Center Inc., a nonprofit based in Baltimore that represents the community associations.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | April 8, 2013
With blood still streaked on the doorway of a Southwest Baltimore home where a man was shot earlier in the morning, a woman who rented a room there nonchalantly recalled hearing the four shots. "After the first shot, I screamed and dropped to my knees and ran upstairs," said the woman, who identified herself as Cheryl Nancy, 25. Two of her four children stood on the front stoop, near a pack of cigarettes and a flask-sized bottle of vodka. It's not the first such incident of violence she's seen.
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