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By Peter Hermann and Jim Haner and Peter Hermann and Jim Haner,SUN STAFF | December 9, 1999
Baltimore police abolished a much-criticized six-year policy of rotating officers through different assignments, saying yesterday that it crippled the department's effort to investigate homicides and bring killers to justice.Top department commanders said the "rotation" policy was directly responsible for a plummeting homicide arrest rate, which dropped from 70 percent five years ago to below 40 percent today, and an exodus of experienced detectives.The change is one of a series of moves announced yesterday, some of which are linked to Sunday's mass killings of five women in a rowhouse.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | April 8, 2014
The call to the county homicide detective came in the middle of the night. A man had been gunned down at a bus stop on Eastern Boulevard in Essex. Found on the scene, the victim's cellphone held a message from someone named Ashley. It read simply, "You dead. " Like most homicide victims in Baltimore County, Robert Holiday knew his killer. Witnesses willingly spoke to investigators and testified in court. The result: three convictions in a year and a life sentence for Holiday's former girlfriend, Laquesha "Ashley" Lewis.
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | February 23, 2014
One man was killed and another was injured in two separate shootings in Baltimore Sunday night, police said. Police found a man lying in the street with a gunshot wound to his head in the 5100 block of Cordelia Ave. in the Langston Hughes neighborhood just after 8 p.m. The department's homicide unit was dispatched to investigate, and the man was later pronounced dead at an area hospital, police said. The killing was the city's 35th homicide and its 28th shooting death of the year.
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By Joe Nawrozki and Joe Nawrozki,SUN STAFF | March 19, 2004
Retired from the Baltimore Police Department's storied homicide unit, Jay C. Landsman Sr. is enjoying phase two of his law enforcement career as a corporal in the Baltimore County police force. He is quick with a smile, still a prince of the wisecrack. Jay C. Landsman Jr. is a second-generation homicide detective, and he is also a corporal in the county Police Department. He is a no-nonsense law enforcement professional, with a military-style haircut and ramrod-straight carriage. The elder Landsman says he is proud that he inspired the Richard Belzer character, sarcastic joker Detective John Munch, on television's Homicide: Life on the Street.
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By Colin Campbell and Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | April 9, 2014
A man was fatally stabbed in Baltimore's Upton neighborhood Tuesday night after police said he and a family member walked by a large group of men and one of them attacked. The 36-year-old victim has not yet been publicly identified. The incident took place around 7 p.m. in the 1500 block of Pennsylvania Ave. when the victim and a relative were walking and encountered a group of people. The suspect, described as a black man, tall and slender with dreadlocks, stabbed the victim several times in the torso with an unknown sharp object, police said.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | April 24, 2013
His family feared the worst after Marcus "Anton" Lesane went missing two weeks ago, and on Wednesday those concerns were confirmed when his body was found stashed behind a vacant home in Northwest Baltimore. Police confirmed that a body found Tuesday morning in the 2600 block of Loyola Southway was that of Lesane, a 27-year-old who had been living in Southwest Baltimore and was last seen April 10 with a friend. He had been shot. A resident who regularly sweeps the alley found his body in the rear of a crumbling vacant home, according to police and residents.
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By Jamie Stiehm and Jamie Stiehm,SUN STAFF | August 31, 1998
Their silence was atypical.So, Mary K. Edmondson went to the Reservoir Hill home to seek out the daughter and granddaughter she had not heard from for days. She climbed the brick rowhouse's steps to their apartment and used the landlord's key to let herself in.She found what she dreaded she might: her daughter and grandchild bound and stabbed to death.They were the second pair of women slain in the neighborhood in five weeks this summer, leaving residents -- especially women -- wary.Some consider the four killings an unfortunate fluke, but others wonder if the deaths are a sign that the battle their community is waging against violent crime is being lost.
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | March 17, 2014
An 18-year-old man who was shot last month in East Baltimore died on Friday, police said. Gregory Anthony Ware Jr., whose last known address was in the 1000 block of N. Kenwood Ave., was shot in the head at about 8:32 p.m. on Feb. 10 in the 2800 block of E. Eager St. in the Madison-East End neighborhood. He was taken to an area hospital for treatment, and died from his injuries just after 9 p.m. Friday. No suspect or motive have been identified in the shooting, which has been upgraded to a homicide.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | September 15, 2013
A 25-year-old Glen Burnie man was found shot to death early Sunday morning on the front porch of a man that Anne Arundel police say was responsible for the attack. Kendall Arnaz Green was found on the porch of a home in the 400 block of Arbor Drive just before 2 a.m., police said. Matthew Martin Pinkerton, 34, the homeowner, was arrested shortly after and was charged with second-degree murder and other charges in connection with the incident. Anne Arundel police are still investigating a motive, but said the victim and suspect knew each other and characterized it as "a domestic related situation.
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | April 3, 2014
A woman was shot in East Baltimore late Wednesday night and remained in critical condition on Thursday morning, police said. Police responding to reports of a shooting around 11 p.m. found the woman in the 2600 block of Grogan Ave., in the city's Berea neighborhood. Medics treated the victim at the scene, and the homicide unit is investigating the shooting due to the severity of her injuries. Police have not released a suspect description or motive, and anyone with information may call 410-396-2100.
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