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13 shot since Monday morning in Baltimore

Baltimore police are investigating 13 shootings since early Monday, the department said Tuesday morning.

Two men were shot early Tuesday, and 282 non-fatal shootings have been reported in the city this year, police said. At the same time last year, 151 non-fatal shootings were reported.

At 12:32 a.m., police found a 48-year-old man shot in the head in the 800 block of Seagull Ave. in the Cherry Hill...

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Man, 59, targeted and killed in Dundalk, police say

John Thomas Thornton, 59, died Monday afternoon in what police said they believe is a "targeted" homicide.

Officers responded just after 1 p.m. after receiving a call to check on a person in an apartment on the 2100 block of Cameron Drive in Dundalk, according to police. When officers entered the residence, they found Thornton suffering from "significant injuries," police said, and he was pronounced...

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City police encourage tips with new vehicle

Baltimore Police and Metro Crime Stoppers officials unveiled a new "homicide vehicle" on Monday that they said will be used to encourage citizens to report crimes.

The Chevrolet sport-utility vehicle is outfitted with phone numbers for the police Homicide unit, Metro Crime Stoppers and the city's Gun Bounty Program, which offers cash rewards for crime tips and recovered illegal firearms.

Police Commissioner...

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Former Baltimore Co. police officer gets community service, probation in drug case

A former Baltimore County police officer who pleaded guilty in a drug case will avoid jail time and instead face probation and community service.

Joseph Stanley Harden, 32, was sentenced Monday to two years of probation and 100 hours of community service. He could have received seven years of incarceration after he pleaded guilty in April to attempted fourth-degree burglary and possession of oxycodone.


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Evidence in Freddie Gray case is vast and varied

Prosecutors have turned over a vast trove of evidence to lawyers representing six police officers accused in the arrest and death of Freddie Gray, including about 8,000 pages of the officers' emails, 44 surveillance videos and more than a dozen statements by civilians.

The officers' attorneys now have the job of wading through the evidence, which prosecutors estimated amounts to 52 gigabytes of digital...

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11 shot in Baltimore Monday

Eleven people were shot Monday in Baltimore following a Sunday that saw two shot dead in the city.

At 11:07 p.m. Monday, police found a 22-year-old man shot in the buttock in the 2900 block of Mosher Street in the Franklintown Road neighborhood. The man was taken to an area hospital and Southwest District detectives are investigating. Anyone with information may call 410-396-2488.

At 11:35 p.m., police...

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