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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | August 26, 2013
Fifteen-year-old Deshaun Jones had spent much of the summer hanging out in the neighborhood where he died last weekend, gunned down as he sat on a porch just before his first day at Frederick Douglass High School. The teen was among seven people shot in a single incident Saturday in Franklin Square. On Monday, when he was to have begun his freshman year, red, white and blue balloons were left at the shooting scene, along with a stuffed toy animal. The other victims — all adults — are expected to survive.
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | August 26, 2014
A man was shot in the arm in the Reisterstown Station section of Northwest Baltimore Tuesday night, police said. Officers were dispatched to the shooting in the 6500 block of Eberle Drive at 7:19 p.m. The shooting is under investigation, and anyone with information may call 410-396-2466. cmcampbell@baltsun.com twitter.com/cmcampbell6
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | August 17, 2014
Del. Emmett Burns, a Baltimore minister, directed his Sunday sermon at the children of his congregation, warning them to be careful in their dealings with police, after a white officer killed an unarmed 18-year-old black man in Ferguson, Mo., last week. Burns, 73, who marched in the civil rights movement with activist Medgar Evers, echoed the sentiments of protesters in the St. Louis suburb and around the nation decrying the shooting of Michael Brown, but he said blacks need to recognize that they still face inequality.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | August 26, 2014
Three men who stole two cellphones and then shot one of the victims in Windsor Mill earlier this month have been charged, Baltimore County police said Tuesday. Police said the suspects walked up to the victims on Elesmere Drive near Tudsbury Road when they flashed a gun and robbed the victims of their cell phones. As they ran, one of the suspects shot one of the victims at least once around 1:45 a.m. Aug. 19. Officers found the victim in the same area, suffering from at least one gunshot wound.
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September 16, 2010
Hopkins shooting timeline 11:10 a.m. The adult son of a Johns Hopkins patient is briefed by a physician outside Room 873 of the Nelson building on the condition of his mother. The man removes a semiautomic handgun from his waistband and fires a single gunshot, police say, striking the doctor in his lower chest/upper abdomen. The man is seen running into the room and brandishing the handgun in the direction of his mother, who was confined to the bed. 11:15 a.m. Hopkins authorities send out an emergency advisory, lock down portions of the Nelson building and evacuate other sections.
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By Luke Lavoie, llavoie@tribune.com | February 3, 2014
The Laurel man found fatally shot in a pickup truck in North Laurel was shot in the head and is believed to be the target of a drug robbery gone wrong, according to the charging documents produced by Howard County police. Police have charged  Desmick Jermario Lewis, 22, of the 7000 block of Talisman Lane in Columbia; Amanda Nicole McAdoo, 18, of the of 9500 Park Avenue in Laurel; Lauren Elizabeth Maready, 18, of the 12800 block of Lime Kiln Road in Highland; and Taylor King Pepe, 19, of the 8300 block of Sand Cherry Lane in Laurel.  All four, who were charged last week, face first-degree murder charges.  Lewis, who is being held without bond at Howard County Detention Center, is believed to be the trigger man, according to police.
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By Peter Hermann and Baltimore Sun reporter | August 3, 2010
Baltimore police are the scene of a shooting at the city-owned Baltimore Hilton Hotel, where a person was shot. The hotel is just a block from Camden Yards and Orioles game in progress. Details are slim but here is the latest statement from police: "Baltimore Police were called for report of a shooting at 401 W. PRATT ST. at a city-owned Hilton Hotel. A female suspect shot a male companion in the lower back after a struggle. Both the victim, suspect were taken into police custody and a 40 cal handgun was recovered.
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By Liz F. Kay, The Baltimore Sun | September 17, 2010
A man walked into Good Samaritan Hospital early Friday morning with gunshot wounds, according to Baltimore Police. The man, 24, had been shot in the right hand and the buttock, police said. He came in at 2:49 a.m., according to police, who had no further information, including where the shooting took place. Text BUSINESS to 70701 to get Baltimore Sun Business text alerts
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By Justin Fenton and Peter Hermann and Baltimore Sun reporters | September 16, 2010
A doctor is in critical condition after being shot on the eighth floor of a Johns Hopkins Hospital building, police say, and the shooter has barricaded himself in a room on the same floor. Portions of the Nelson Building, a thoracic center on its sprawling East Baltimore campus, have been placed on lockdown and other sections have been evacuated. Police have shut down numerous roads in the area of Broadway, East Monument and North Wolfe streets. South of Monument and Wolfe was sealed off with trucks, cars and tape.
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June 15, 2010
How can anyone, including Officer Gahiji A. Tshamba's lawyer, say that the officer did what he had to do in the defense of his girlfriend? The only defense the lawyer could have would be to say the officer went insane, especially because the witnesses are saying the Marine, Tyrone Brown, wasn't lunging at the officer but had his hands up. Did this officer go through counseling through the police academy after the other shooting he was supposedly...
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By Natalie Sherman and Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | August 23, 2014
As communities across Baltimore gathered Saturday for events designed to address the violence troubling the city, mayhem occurred once more. In a chaotic chain of events, the city's police commissioner came across a shooting in a Northeast neighborhood, prompting a police response that led to an accident and left several people injured. About 50 people turned out in midafternoon for a three-mile walk of the Sinclair Lane neighborhood to celebrate the beginning of the school year and to provide positive role models in the hope that children will steer away from violence.
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August 22, 2014
What is happening now in Ferguson is just unnecessary ( "Baltimore demonstrators to protest again for Ferguson," Aug. 20). Rioting and looting is not a response to the death of Michael Brown. It's simply an excuse for some to commit crimes for their own benefit. Video has shown that Mr. Brown used his size to intimidate a business owner after taking cigars without paying. No one can deny this video. His being shot six times was unnecessary and not based on his theft. All of this turmoil is due to a white policeman shooting a black man. We see blacks killing blacks every day in every city in this country.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | August 22, 2014
The family of a man fatally shot by FBI agents conducing a surveillance earlier this year on Reisterstown Road is questioning police tactics and the finding by prosecutors that the use of deadly force during a car stop was justified. While relatives of Jameel Kareem Ofurum Harrison acknowledge that he had a criminal record, they deny police descriptions of him as a gang member, and say they didn't give him a chance to get out his car and surrender before firing 19 rounds, hitting the 34-year-old six times.
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By Zoë Read, Baltimore Sun Media Group | August 22, 2014
Candles brightened the night Thursday as hundreds of people held up signs and chanted “Stop, don't shoot” outside a historic Glen Burnie church in remembrance of two young African-American men killed in shootings. The Anne Arundel County chapter of the NAACP led the rally at John Wesley United Methodist Church, saying it is seeking justice for Kendall Green of Glen Burnie and Michael Brown of Ferguson, Mo. The event was attended by about 200 people, including the Green family, local politicians and Anne Arundel County police.
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By Justin George, The Baltimore Sun | August 19, 2014
A 19-year-old man has been charged in a Northwest Baltimore double shooting that injured two men in late July, Baltimore police say. Michael Pickett, 19, of 603 E 38th St., faces attempted murder, assault and weapons charges after Baltimore police say he shot two men sitting in a 2000 Saturn on July 30 in the 5000 block of Gwynn Oak Ave. in Howard Park. Police say a 22-year-old man was shot in the chest and lower back while a 27-year-old man was shot in the right arm. Witnesses identified Pickett as a person of interest in the shooting and he was arrested after a photo lineup, detectives wrote in charging documents.
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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 17, 2014
Del. Emmett Burns, a Baltimore minister, directed his Sunday sermon at the children of his congregation, warning them to be careful in their dealings with police, after a white officer killed an unarmed 18-year-old black man in Ferguson, Mo., last week. Burns, 73, who marched in the civil rights movement with activist Medgar Evers, echoed the sentiments of protesters in the St. Louis suburb and around the nation decrying the shooting of Michael Brown, but he said blacks need to recognize that they still face inequality.
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By John Fritze, The Baltimore Sun | August 16, 2014
Local police departments in Maryland have received more than $12 million in excess equipment from the U.S. military - from a $400,000 "mine-resistant vehicle" to a set of a dozen spoons valued at $3.06 apiece - through a federal program that has come under bipartisan scrutiny. In all, local law enforcement agencies in the state have received more than 2,000 assault rifles, 873 semi-automatic handguns and 220 12-gauge shotguns from the Department of Defense Excess Property Program since 2006, according to Pentagon data made public Friday.
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