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June 15, 2010
The U.S. Census is a good bureau to work for, but on June 14, Spencer Williams was shot and killed while taking a coworker home. This young man worked for the U.S. census and was a team leader. It's sad that this happened to him, but crime is everywhere these days. People who live in Baltimore just don't say "B-more careful!" for no reason. My sympathy goes out to his family. He just celebrated his 23rd birthday a couple of days before he was gunned down. I hope police find the person or persons who did this and punish them to the full extent.
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Dan Rodricks | September 4, 2014
Matthew VanDyke, the self-styled "Arab Spring Freedom Fighter" from Baltimore, was a friend of the two American journalists who were beheaded by Islamic State militants. VanDyke met James Foley and Steven Sotloff during his travels in Libya, and it was Foley to whom he first confided what we all later came to learn - that VanDyke was neither a journalist nor a filmmaker when he was captured and held in a Libyan prison for six months in 2011. Instead, he had gone there to fight with the rebels who eventually overthrew dictator Muammar Gaddafi.
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SPORTS
November 27, 2009
Shaquille O'Neal paid for the funeral of a 5-year-old North Carolina girl after being moved by national news coverage of the case of Shaniya Davis , whom police say was kidnapped and killed. The Cavaliers center got in touch with the family to see what he could do to help, a spokeswoman for O'Neal said Thursday. More than 2,000 people attended the girl's funeral Sunday. Her body was found Nov. 16 beside a rural road. Her mother, Antionette Davis , who had reported the child missing six days earlier, is charged with human trafficking and child abuse involving prostitution.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | August 18, 2014
"One voice! One community!" they chanted. And later, "Enough is enough!" As rush hour traffic passed by, dozens of people joined hands at a gas station near Fort Meade on Monday to remember a man killed this month while trying to earn a living. Rajinder Kumar, 49, was fatally shot Aug. 7 during his overnight shift at the Exxon station at Ridge Road and Route 175 in Hanover. A man came into the store, shot the clerk and took an undetermined sum of money, according to police. Kumar, who colleagues said sent his earnings to his wife and children in India, was Muslim; last week the Anne Arundel County Muslim Council chipped in money with the FBI and Metro Crime Stoppers to offer an overall $27,000 reward in the case.
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By Justin Fenton and Richard Irwin | January 12, 2010
Two men were fatally shot Sunday night in separate and apparently unrelated incidents in the city, police said. In another homicide, a man beaten Jan. 4 died days later at an area hospital. About 10:05 p.m., an Eastern District officer responded to a call in the 900 block of N. Glover St. in the Madison-Eastend neighborhood for a shooting and found a 38-year-old man slumped over the steering wheel of a 2000 Toyota Avalon. The passenger-side door was open, and police believe the shooter had been in the vehicle with the man. The victim's name was not released pending notification of next of kin. Last year, 25 people were slain inside vehicles, according to police statistics.
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By Michael James and Michael James,Staff Writer | January 29, 1994
A Southwest Baltimore woman was found slain in her boarding house apartment yesterday afternoon, the apparent victim of strangulation, police said.Julia Felton, 31, was found about 12:30 p.m. in a closet of her second-floor apartment in the first block of S. Hilton St. Police said they believe she was strangled with an electrical cord.Ms. Felton, who handled calls for Automobile Club of Maryland's road service, hadn't reported to work Wednesday and Thursday, police said. Her sister went yesterday to the boarding house, where Ms. Felton lived alone, but didn't get an answer at the door, police said.
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By Carol L. Bowers and Carol L. Bowers,Sun Staff Writer Staff writers Anne Haddad and Shanon D. Murray contributed to this article | August 15, 1994
A retired Johns Hopkins Hospital surgeon and his wife were found slain in their Guilford mansion by police yesterday shortly after their daughter discovered that the back door of the home had been forced open.The victims were identified by Baltimore police as Walter E. Loch, 88, and his 81-year-old wife, Mary H. Loch.Officer Robert Weinhold, a city police spokesman, said the couple's bodies were found about 1 p.m. yesterday after an apparent break-in was reported by a family member.He was unable to say how long the couple had been dead and refused to comment on how they were killed or where in the house the bodies were found.
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By Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun | January 9, 2012
The mother of a slain Columbia 3-year-old has been indicted on charges of child abuse and related counts stemming from what Howard County police allege was abuse of Elijah Izale LaJeuness that took place five months before his death. Joaquinia Marie LaJeuness, 28, of the 5900 block of Stevens Forest Road was arrested in Meridian, Mich., and returned Saturday to Howard County, where she has been jailed in lieu of $25,000 bond, county police said. Elijah was 2 years old when the county Department of Social Services received a report on Nov. 3, 2010, that the boy had facial marks and bruising.
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May 9, 1992
An unidentified man was found slain yesterday in Herring Run Park after two children playing nearby heard a shotgun blast, Baltimore police said.The children, who were playing in the area of the 5100 block of Cedgate Road, found the victim, about 19 years old, lying dead in a stream in a wooded section of the park. He had been shot once in the left side of the head, police said.A man wearing a red skull cap and stone-washed jeans was seen fleeing the area, police said.
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Staff Reports | August 5, 2014
Communities throughout the Baltimore region are scheduled to host events Tuesday to mark the annual National Night Out against crime. In Waverly, though, the gathering designed to be a deterrent to criminal activity is also being billed as a “vigil” in memory of 3-year-old McKenzie Elliott, the local youngster killed in gunfire Friday while playing on a porch along Old York Road. The group, Better Waverly, is hosting the event beginning at 6 p.m. at the corner of Gorsuch and Ellerslie avenues.
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By Doug Donovan, The Baltimore Sun | July 19, 2014
Family and friends of slain bus driver Craig Ray Jr. gathered Saturday for a cookout at Druid Hill Park to keep his memory alive five months after he was killed and a week before he would have turned 35 years old. "Even in death he's still bringing people together," said Ray's grandmother, Barbara "Granny" Mallory. Silver balloon letters spelling C-R-A-I-G bobbed in the warm breeze blowing up the hillside from the lake. Fluttering orange tablecloths covered picnic tables where Craig's parents, siblings, high school pals and relatives sat eating burgers, ribs, corn and other food and shook their heads at what many in attendance called his senseless murder.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | July 9, 2014
A 34-year-old Baltimore man killed July 4 in Northwest Baltimore was a cousin of Michael Mayfield, the standout teen killed earlier this year.  Police confirmed that Matthew Drake, who was fatally shot in the 3200 block of Chelsea Terrace around 5 p.m. is a cousin of Mayfield, 17, who was fatally shot in April in the 2300 block of Lyndhurst Ave. That block is listed as Drake's address in recent court records.  Police Commissioner Anthony W....
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | June 3, 2014
Standing on the sidewalk in Reservoir Hill where his son was shot to death Monday night, Dale Webb Sr. tried to channel his grief into constructive things, like getting the locks changed for the other tenants who live in the home. More than 14 hours after the fatal shooting of Dale Webb Jr., 35, police remained inside the home, though the shooting occurred on the street. That frustrated the elder Webb, a 68-year-old retired state employee with the Department of Business and Economic Development, who was calling the mayor's office and Police Department in an attempt to get relief.
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By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | May 30, 2014
For the second time this week, family and friends of Oscar Torres gathered in public Friday to mourn his death, worrying, they say, that without holding vigils his killing will be forgotten and the person who shot him during a robbery will go free. About 50 people crammed into the front room of the family's rowhouse in Southwest Baltimore, huddled around a memorial of white roses and pictures. They sang and prayed in Spanish before Torres' mother, Ernestina Torres, led the group the few blocks north to where he was killed.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | April 24, 2014
A young girl approached the casket of Michael Mayfield on Thursday and began to scream. The music in the church had fallen silent, and the hundreds who had turned out to mourn the 17-year-old Mayfield turned their eyes to the child with braids and white floral barrettes. A police officer, moved by the scene, uttered, "Jesus. " A man carried the little girl to the exit with tears streaming down his own face. Mayfield, a college-bound senior at Edmondson-Westside High School who was shot to death in West Baltimore last week, was the eighth teen gunned down this year in Baltimore - and one of three within an eight-day period.
NEWS
December 12, 1991
A 24-year-old man was found shot to death yesterday in Southwest Baltimore, according to police.Howard Martin of the 300 block of South Augusta Avenue was shot several times in the 4300 block of Parkton Street, police said.Mr. Martin stumbled to an apartment building in the 400 block of Yale Avenue, where he collapsed and died, they said.Police said they found a small bag of suspected rock cocaine next to the victim. They have no suspects.A total of 284 people have been slain in Baltimore this year, one more than for this time last year.
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November 28, 1991
The 38-year-old manager of a Hyattsville fast-food restaurant was found slain in his office yesterday, according to Prince George's County police.Police found Thomas Scott McQuade dead at 5 a.m. when they went to check a burglar alarm at a Hardee's restaurant in the 6500 block of New Hampshire Avenue, said police spokesman Cpl. James H. Shaffer. The officers found the restaurant's front door open and Mr. McQuade lying on the floor in a back office, Corporal Shaffer said.Mr. McQuade, who lived in the 4800 block of Lauren Court in Ellicott City, had been stabbed several times in the upper torso.
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By Justin George, The Baltimore Sun | April 22, 2014
The loud knock came about 2 a.m., and Dante Wooding roused himself. He saw police lights flashing through his window. Downstairs, a friend was at the front door. "Najee's gone," the friend said. Dante looked at his mother, who was crying. Najee Thomas was just 14. He lived across the street in a small brick Cherry Hill rowhouse with his mother. But he practically roomed with 15-year-old Dante. He was over all the time playing Grand Theft Auto or crashing supper. He had just been laughing on Dante's steps Monday evening with a small group of friends, who had been making fun of Najee's dance moves.
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By Jonathan Pitts, The Baltimore Sun | November 2, 2013
It was clear from the beginning that Andrew Hoffman was born to be a firefighter. His father and grandfather were respected members of the city force. He wore a red fireman's hat at his first birthday party. And after hiding in a freezer during a childhood game of hide-and-seek, he told a sister that if she ever thought to try that spot, she should take a blanket with her. "He was the definition of a hero. He would help anyone at any time," said a longtime friend, Corinne Remmey, after Hoffman's funeral at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen on Saturday.
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