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Crime unrelated to Freddie Gray protest spikes
Crime unrelated to Freddie Gray protest spikes

Mark Dantzler arrived home from a party early Sunday morning to find his neighborhood blocked off and his street saturated with blue police lights. A man had been shot in the head across the street from the house he shares with friends in Northwest Baltimore, police said. The 45-year-old, who works as an insurance administrator, was surprised at the brutal violence on the normally quiet block of single-family homes. "It just shows you can be in the nicest place in the world and something can happen," Dantzler said. The crime was one of eight homicides and 12 shootings since Tuesday — a significant spike that has been overshadowed by the death of Freddie Gray, rioting on...

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