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By Justin George and Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | June 6, 2014
Baltimore police said Friday they have arrested a man sought in connection with the deaths of two youths in as many days last week — a violent sequence that had investigators scrambling to identify a suspect based only on vague witness descriptions. The violence began with the fatal shooting of 15-year-old Oscar Torres during a robbery early May 26. That led police to look for a stolen white Ford Fusion — and a suspect. The next day, police say, 20-year-old Kevin Simpson was driving that car when he slammed into a minivan as he fled police, killing a 12-year-old girl.
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By Jonah Goldberg | June 2, 2014
Can we please stop holding the country hostage to crazy people? Every year a tiny number of mentally ill people go on horrific killing sprees. It just happened in California. I won't name the person because I think the media attention lavished on these horror shows encourages some of these young men -- and they are almost all young men -- to seek fame or validation through bloodshed. In an entirely human response, we get spun up into a frenzy of finger-pointing. In the aftermath of the Gabby Giffords shooting, many of the country's leading journalists and politicians suggested the former congresswoman was shot because of the "violent" political rhetoric of Sarah Palin, Rep. Michele Bachmann and other tea party-affiliated politicians.
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June 2, 2014
An American cardiologist, Dr. Mehdi Ali Qamar, was recently murdered in Pakistan for his faith ( "American doctor shot dead in Pakistan in suspected sectarian attack," May 27). He was an Ahmadi Muslim traveling back to his country of origin to volunteer his services at the Tahir Heart Institute in Rabwah, Pakistan, as many Ahmadi doctors do. A few days into his visit he was visiting the graves of other Ahmadis, including his father, when he was gunned down in front of his family by unknown assailants.
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | May 21, 2014
Police arrested a man suspected in a December shooting that left a 30-year-old man dead in East Baltimore's Coldstream Homestead Montebello neighborhood, the department announced Wednesday night. Alonzo Purnell Harris, 23, of the 1700 block of E. 30th St., has been charged with first-degree murder in the Dec. 19 killing of Devlon Cates, Jr., police said. Cates was found around 1:30 p.m. with seven gunshot wounds in a Honda Oddysey minivan in the 1500 block of E. 29th St., police said.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | May 9, 2014
As late morning rolled on along Wilkens Avenue in Southwest Baltimore, there were few obvious hints of the violence that had occurred just hours earlier. But just off the road were two large pools of blood, spilled from the body of the man police say was shot here just before daybreak. The police account is brief: at 5:23 a.m., officers were called to the 3400 block of Wilkens Ave. where they found a man who had been shot in the chest. He was transported to an area hospital — it doesn't say whether it was St. Agnes Hospital, which overlooks the street — and died of his wounds.
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By Justin George, The Baltimore Sun | May 9, 2014
The last homes on the south side of the 3900 block of The Alameda in Northeast Baltimore are almost identical. They are split-level structures, built in 1957, with two bedrooms and one bath. They share similar narrow driveways, rolling front lawns - and grieving families. Both were homes to homicide victims and their families this year. In the yellow home to the left live relatives recovering from the loss of Terry Junior Davis, 48, a registered nurse shot in the head in his room in February.
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | May 7, 2014
A 44-year-old man was shot late Tuesday night after he fired a gun at an armed security guard in a Baltimore McDonald's, police said Wednesday afternoon. Police said the man assaulted the guard and fired at least one shot in his direction before the guard pulled his own gun and shot him in the stomach. The man was taken to an area hospital for treatment and is expected to be charged with attempted murder, assault and various gun-related charges, police said. Officials said the armed guard was not an off-duty police officer.
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By Justin Fenton and Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | May 6, 2014
A man was arrested and charged in a double shooting in an East Baltimore nail salon Monday that left a 34-year-old woman dead and a 26-year-old man in critical condition. Tremaine Washington, 26, whose last known address was in the unit block of Fulton Ave., faces 11 charges, including first- and second-degree murder, attempted murder and assault, police said. The victim has not been identified pending next-of-kin notification, police said. The woman was shot in the head and man was shot in the leg, back and stomach at T & T Nails in the 2300 block of E. Monument St. around 4:40 p.m. Monday, police said.
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By Justin George, The Baltimore Sun | May 6, 2014
Truc Thi Ly Nguyen was learning English and studying for her driver's license. Everyone drove in the United States, so the Vietnamese immigrant told others she wanted to, as well. She worked at T&T Nails, an East Baltimore salon across from a chicken shack and a tax shop. Manicures with color gel finishes sell for $20, according to a sign tacked to the wall near a Safe Streets poster admonishing people to "Stop shooting, start living. " On Monday, Nguyen was crouched at the foot basin of a man receiving a pedicure, when a man walked in, aimed a gun at the seated customer, exchanged words and fired repeatedly.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | April 28, 2014
A Dundalk woman has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for her role in a January 2013 shooting and stabbing death in Glen Burnie. Erica Tywanda Banks, 28, entered an Alford plea to first-degree murder in Anne Arundel County Circuit Court on Monday after prosecutors described a 911 tape indicating the victim told an operator before dying: "Erica Banks, she set me up. " An Alford plea means Banks does not admit guilt but acknowledges prosecutors have...
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