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May 2015: Baltimore's deadliest month since 1970s

May has become Baltimore's deadliest month in more than four decades with more than 100 shootings and more than 40 homicides. Read coverage from many of those killings and shootings here.

  • Baltimore police arrest two men in killing of 16-year-old girl

    Baltimore police arrest two men in killing of 16-year-old girl

    Baltimore police announced the arrests of two men in the death of a 16-year-old girl and the indictments of 11 members of a suspected drug crew they say might be responsible for some of the violence that has roiled the city in recent weeks. The arrests and indictments come as police face criticism...

  • How Baltimore went from 43 homicides to 42 in May

    How Baltimore went from 43 homicides to 42 in May

    Baltimore police lowered the city's homicide count for May by one to 42 on Thursday, after determining one of the killings was in self-defense and thus justified. The incident removed from the homicide count involved a double shooting on May 7 in the 800 block of W. Lexington St. At 8:19 p.m., officers...

  • Mayor believes city will rebound after record month of violence

    Mayor believes city will rebound after record month of violence

    As Baltimore reels from its most violent month in 40 years, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake remains upbeat about the city's efforts to fight crime, pointing to the success of an anti-violence program and the retraining of police officers by the U.S. Justice Department. Safe Streets, a program that...

  • Reisterstown man, 40, charged in city killing

    Reisterstown man, 40, charged in city killing

    A 40-year-old Reisterstown man was arrested in the killing of 23-year-old Eladio Bennett in Baltimore's Woodmere neighborhood Friday, police said. Michael Corprew, of the 600 block of St. George's Station Road, is charged with first- and second-degree murder, assault, reckless endangerment and...

  • 2 double shootings Sunday bring end to violent month

    2 double shootings Sunday bring end to violent month

    Shattered glass from the windows of a silver minivan and dozens of police evidence markers littered a West Baltimore street where police said at least two men were shot in a hail of bullets, the second double shooting in the city Sunday. The shooting brought to an end one of the most violent months...

  • Homicides and shootings spike while arrests decline in Baltimore City

    Homicides and shootings spike while arrests decline in Baltimore City

    May has seen 42 homicides so far, making it Baltimore's deadliest month since 1972. Shootings this month have more than doubled compared to May 2014. Meanwhile, arrests have plummeted since April's unrest in Baltimore, with only 1,177 people arrested so far in May compared to 3,801 in the same...

  • Baltimore records deadliest month in more than 40 years

    Baltimore records deadliest month in more than 40 years

    With three men killed in eastside shootings on Sunday, Baltimore recorded its deadliest month in more than 40 years. The 43 killings in May surpassed the 42 homicides the city saw in August 1990, and left Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake defending police and her administration. Speaking at a morning...

  • City sees 40 homicides, more than 100 shootings this month

    City sees 40 homicides, more than 100 shootings this month

    Baltimore Police announced May's 40th homicide victim Saturday, making it the city's deadliest month in a quarter of a century. Justin Mensuphu-Bey, 23 — who also went by Justin Bey, according to court records — was fatally shot in the 1100 block of Washington Boulevard in Pigtown Friday night,...

  • Mother and 7-year-old son are city's latest homicide victims

    Mother and 7-year-old son are city's latest homicide victims

    A mother and her 7-year-old son were found shot to death Thursday in their Southwest Baltimore home — the latest victims in the city's deadliest month in nearly two decades. Shaken family members identified the victims as Jennifer Jeffrey-Browne, 31, and Kester "Tony" Browne. The two lived on a...

  • Baltimore police report 5 shootings Friday

    Baltimore police report 5 shootings Friday

    Five people were shot in Baltimore on Friday, one fatally, pushing the total number of shootings this month to 99 and the number of homicides to 39. The man who was killed was 19 years old, police said. He was not identified. Also Friday, members of the Baltimore Police marine unit discovered the...

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