| Feb 28, 2014
| 6:12 PM
The shooting death of 12-year-old Sean Johnson as he watched basketball on his porch in 2011 stemmed from the Black Guerrilla Family gang wanting to "send a message" in his East Baltimore neighborhood after the killing of a member, prosecutors said...
| Mar 1, 2014
| 4:43 PM
The question has been debated in Baltimore for decades: How can the city cut its murder rate, which is among the highest in the nation?
For the 50 young people and their advocates who spent Saturday at Liberty Rec and Tech Center in West Baltimore,...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 11:32 AM
Last week, top officials in Baltimore County stood together to proudly announce that the homicide rate there was at its lowest level since Jimmy Carter was president. This week, top officials in the Baltimore City Police Department had to answer questions...
| Oct 27, 2013
| 12:33 PM
A Baltimore City police officer shot and killed a firefighter and his girlfriend early Sunday morning, before turning the gun on himself, according to Anne Arundel County police.
The suspected murder-suicide — which police said stemmed from a love...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 3:00 AM
In response to a growing body of scientific evidence suggesting that witnesses to crimes often misidentify suspects shown to them in police photo lineups, the Baltimore City Police Department announced recently that is changing the way it conducts the...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 8:26 AM
Baltimore police have reassigned a supervisor who oversaw a Baltimore police unit tied to the in-custody death of Tyrone West and a vehicle pursuit that turned fatal, the department confirmed.
Lt. Eric Kowalcyzk, a police spokesman, said that the...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 9:18 PM
Homicide detectives gathered under a West Baltimore street lamp Wednesday evening and studied a pool of blood from a gunshot wound to the head of a 21-year-old man. As police notified his family and began to canvass the area, a spokesman assigned the...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 6:26 AM
A woman died after she was found suffering from a gunshot wound Thursday morning in Franklin Square, Baltimore police said. The death is the 200th homicide in the city this year.
The victim was found on a sidewalk in the 1500 block of W. Baltimore St....
| Nov 7, 2013
| 8:51 PM
Baltimore police, prosecutors and federal agents launched a massive strike against the Black Guerrilla Family gang this week, after indicting 48 suspects in an alleged eight-year campaign of drug dealing and violence that claimed 10 lives.
| Nov 10, 2013
| 5:00 AM
After nearly a decade of steady declines, Baltimore has surpassed the grim milestone of 200 homicides for the second straight year. If the killing continues at the current rate, it will far exceed 2012's total of 217. What makes this particularly...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 7:42 AM
For 24 years, Alva Porter has fielded countless 911 calls for shootings in her job as a Baltimore police dispatcher.
Porter was not working Saturday night, when dispatchers took a call for a fatal shooting that turned out to be her 41-year-old son,...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 2:00 AM
Kennard Buckner, 22, was walking out of an alley just feet from his home in Southwestern Baltimore on Sunday morning when he was killed by a gunman in a hail of bullets, police said.
An officer two blocks away from the shooting in the 1300 block of...