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By Patrick Maynard, The Baltimore Sun | October 16, 2012
Today we're rolling out some improvements to our map of city homicides. The changes include: -- A larger map. Screens have changed size since we last updated the interface -- A new map color scheme that allows users to more easily locate homicides -- Addition of table-style listings, including the option of seeing the last hundred homicides -- Implementation of Google's street view feature All existing features remain on the...
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By Justin George, The Baltimore Sun | September 4, 2014
Baltimore police are investigating the shootings of two men killed Wednesday night in separate incidents a block apart in Northwest Baltimore. Detectives say Austaniel Brown, 22, who last resided in the 4800 block of Beaufort Ave., was gunned down at a playground near the intersection of Park Heights and West Garrison avenues about 9:30 p.m. Shot in the chest, Brown was transported to a hospital where doctors pronounced him dead about an hour later....
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By Gus G. Sentementes and Richard Irwin and Gus G. Sentementes and Richard Irwin,Sun reporters | January 9, 2007
Baltimore police released yesterday the names of three men killed in apparently unrelated slayings in recent days, but added two more killings last night to a growing city homicide toll in the new year. Detectives also were investigating another man's death as a homicide after he was found last week in woods in North Baltimore, reportedly bound with duct tape. The steady pace of violence that closed out last year with 275 homicides in Baltimore -- six more than in 2005 -- shows no sign of abating in 2007.
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By Meredith Cohn, The Baltimore Sun | June 29, 2014
Baltimore City homicide detectives are looking for information about a shooting that was reported late Saturday in the Pigtown section of southwest Baltimore. About 11:45 p.m., police found a man with gunshot wounds to his chest and stomach. The victim was taken to an area hospital where he died of his injuries. Police did not identify the victim or provide any details about a motive or a suspect. Anyone with information is asked to call detectives at 410-396-2100. meredith.cohn@baltsun.com
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By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,SUN STAFF | December 25, 1998
Baltimore police say they will continue heightened patrols of crime-riddled corners until the first of the new year. Despite their efforts, the number of homicides continues to rise, with the 306th recorded yesterday.Police spokesman Robert W. Weinhold Jr. said no decision has been made on whether the initiative should continue deep into next month.This month, police had hopes of holding the annual city homicide count below 300 by placing extra officers, called in on overtime and plucked from desk jobs, in crime-troubled spots.
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By Johnathon E. Briggs and Johnathon E. Briggs,SUN STAFF | December 31, 2000
City homicide detectives yesterday continued investigating two separate weekend slayings of two East Baltimore teens. In the first, residents called police to the 3300 block of Elgin Ave. in West Baltimore about 10:30 p.m. Friday after hearing gunshots. Police found 16-year-old Michael King of the 1000 block of Patterson Park Ave. on a porch on the 3300 block of Elgin Ave. with multiple gunshot wounds. Frances Bowman said she had just gone to sleep when she heard several shots. She then heard the sounds of someone stumbling and crashing into her living room window.
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By Eric Siegel | November 14, 1991
This year, a Baltimore trash collector was immortalized in the television series "Roc." Next season, it may be the city homicide unit's turn.Academy Award-winning filmmaker Barry Levinson has optioned the rights to David Simon's recent book "Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets," which chronicles a year in the life of 18 city homicide detectives, and plans to turn it into a series for NBC.Mr. Levinson said yesterday he planned to begin shooting episodes of the hourlong series in Baltimore late next summer and that "if all goes well" the show would "probably be a midseason replacement" in the 1992-'93 season.
NEWS
By Roger Twigg and Roger Twigg,Staff Writer | May 14, 1992
A 59-year-old Armistead Gardens resident involved in a bitter battle over his father's estate -- valued in excess of $1 million -- has been charged with soliciting a man to murder the Baltimore County Circuit Court judge who the suspect felt made unfavorable rulings in the case, according to city police.John T. Klauenberg was arrested Tuesday at his home in the 1000 block of Rodman Way and charged with soliciting to murder and conspiracy to commit murder, police said.He was being held without bail last night at the Eastern District lockup, police said.
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By Roger Twigg and Roger Twigg,Staff Writer | May 14, 1992
A 59-year-old Armistead Gardens resident involved in a bitter court dispute over his father's estate has been charged with soliciting a man to murder a Baltimore County judge.The suspect felt that the Circuit Court judge made unfavorable rulings in the case, according to city police. The estate is valued at more than $1 million.John T. Klauenberg was arrested Tuesday at his home in the 1000 block of Rodman Way and charged with soliciting to murder and conspiracy to commit murder.He was being held without bail last night at the Eastern District lockup, police said.
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By Melissa Harris and Melissa Harris,Sun reporter | January 16, 2008
No expense was spared for Gwendolyn Burgess' 32nd birthday party in March at Maceo's Lounge in West Baltimore. A band played downstairs, while a DJ spun records upstairs before a group of about 40 people, including at least five Baltimore City school police officers. About 11:30 p.m., the party for Burgess, a school police dispatcher, erupted in gunfire. Panicked guests took cover or rushed for the narrow exits, knocking over snacks and tables. Lamont Thomas Harrell, 23, had opened fire on Allen Coates, 36, shooting him nine times.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | January 4, 2014
Just three of Baltimore's 235 homicides in 2013 have a known drug motive, and police say 30 of the victims were verified gang members, year-end statistics show. As the year came to a close with an increase in homicides and shootings, Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts said in television interviews that up to 85 percent of the victims of the city's gun violence were black men involved in the drug trade. He was not available for further comment. Black males made up 84 percent of the city's homicide victims in 2013.
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January 3, 2014
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By Justin George, The Baltimore Sun | December 6, 2013
Rodney Eric Smith was shot to death in a dirty alley. Police found him surrounded by foam containers, liquor bottles and trash bags thrown into trees, yards from an uncovered storm drain that could break a car axle. Smith deserved better, said neighbor Norma Jack, whose home shares the alley where police said Smith was fatally shot Thursday night. "Every time he saw me, he hugged me," she said. "Called me his grandma. " The killing of Smith, 26, pushed the number of people murdered in the city this year to 218, marking the second straight year Baltimore's annual murder count has increased after two years of reductions - a worrisome trend for public officials, advocates and residents.
NEWS
November 10, 2013
After nearly a decade of steady declines, Baltimore has surpassed the grim milestone of 200 homicides for the second straight year. If the killing continues at the current rate, it will far exceed 2012's total of 217. What makes this particularly disturbing is that all the indications suggest that what we're seeing isn't just a temporary statistical blip but the start of what could be a long-term upward trend. Now is the time for Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, City Police Commissioner Anthony Batts, the State's Attorney's Office and the City Council to declare unequivocally and with one voice that this is a completely unacceptable development that demands their complete attention.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | January 7, 2013
A seven-month-old boy died after being hospitalized Dec. 31 with rib fractures and other injuries, making the infant Baltimore's first homicide victim of 2013. On Monday night, homicide detectives charged the child's father, 29-year-old Francois Browne, with first-degree murder, police said. Child protective services had contacted police on New Year's Eve, saying the child, Kendell Browne, was in the University of Maryland's pediatric center with multiple injuries and was unlikely to survive.
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By Patrick Maynard, The Baltimore Sun | October 16, 2012
Today we're rolling out some improvements to our map of city homicides. The changes include: -- A larger map. Screens have changed size since we last updated the interface -- A new map color scheme that allows users to more easily locate homicides -- Addition of table-style listings, including the option of seeing the last hundred homicides -- Implementation of Google's street view feature All existing features remain on the...
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By Annie Linskey and Madison Park and Annie Linskey and Madison Park,Sun Reporters | June 14, 2008
The owner of a Harford County plumbing company was arrested and charged with attempted murder after offering to pay an associate $20,000 to beat and kill his wife, city police said yesterday. Homicide detectives arrested George Thompson, 37, on Thursday night, said Agent Donny Moses, a Baltimore police spokesman. Thompson was charged with first-degree attempted murder and conspiracy to commit murder. He is being held without bail.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | June 29, 2012
City police made arrests in two recent killings in city neighborhoods rarely in the news for crime, charging a group of men in connection with a home invasion killing in Waverly and charging the father of a Waltherson woman's children in her death. In the most recent case, Tavon Frederick, 35, was fatally shot during a home invasion May 23 in the 3300 block of Westerwald Ave. in Waverly. Two men ­ - Dontre Mitchell, 21, and Donta Dorsey, 23 - were charged in connection with the killing, and police said two others had been identified as suspects.
NEWS
By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | June 27, 2012
A Baltimore city homicide detective has been accused by prosecutors shooting himself in a downtown parking garage last year and then lying about it, according to court records unsealed this week - a charge that conflicts with the police investigation. Anthony N. Fata, a 14-year veteran, has been charged with perjury, misconduct in office, and making false claims, records show [ Click here to view the document ]. He was shot Jan. 18, 2011 in a city-owned parking garage near police headquarters.
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