Homicide

Death of 7-year-old Baltimore girl weeks after shooting revives anger about 'no snitching' ethos

Death of 7-year-old Baltimore girl weeks after shooting revives anger about 'no snitching' ethos

The death Thursday of Taylor Hayes — the 7-year-old girl who had struggled to survive for two weeks after being shot — has once again elicited anger about Baltimore’s notorious “no-snitching” ethos.

Taylor’s homicide is the latest high-profile case in which detectives believe an individual has information on who killed a child — but won’t cooperate.

Taylor, a second-grader, was riding in the back seat of a Honda Accord in Southwest Baltimore on July 5 when a bullet struck her in the back. She died after “fighting for her life,” Baltimore...

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