So far this year 295 people have been murdered as Baltimore braces to surpass the 300 mark for the fifth straight year. That’s 30 more than at this time last year, and the number of people who have been shot but survived has climbed by more than 100, to 681.
Northwest residents say they are worried they will be left with a vacant building and declining police presence in their community after the training academy moves to the University of Baltimore this year.
The quadruple shooting left a 25-year-old man dead from a gunshot to the head, and three others wounded, including a 17-year-old boy. Baltimore Police said the shooting was one of several overnight Monday, with three people being killed among the nine gunshot victims.
Members of the Baltimore Civilian Review Board want more authority over police misconduct complaints, telling a panel reviewing the Gun Trace Task Force scandal that allowing departments to police themselves can create a “hotbed of corruption.”
Baltimore County Police Wednesday identified the man accused of fraudulently misusing credit cards to fill “two large tanks” with diesel fuel — hours after Baltimore City’s Inner Harbor was paralyzed by a suspicious van containing 80 gallons of the fuel in a separate incident.
In a blink, Ray Maier went from bystander waiting for the light to change on Fayette Street to injured casualty caught in a clash between Baltimore Police and a man they say took a shot at a police officer early Tuesday and tried to run down another.
Baltimore Police Sgt. Isaac Carrington, who was shot multiple times during an apparent robbery while off duty, left the hospital Wednesday afternoon but still has a long road of recovery ahead, officials said.
Baltimore Police Commissioner Michael Harrison on Monday is expected to meet with the founder of a surveillance plane program who said the technology can help deter violence, but the initiative has also elicited privacy concerns.
Baltimore officers surveyed as part of the consent decree reform process expressed low morale due to excessive overtime, fears of losing their jobs if the must use force, and the belief that city and department leaders don't support them.
A Baltimore police sergeant is on life support after being shot multiple times by a masked gunman who tried to rob him while he was off duty and standing on his front lawn talking to a neighbor, police and hospital officials said Thursday night.
By Phil Davis, Jessica Anderson and McKenna Oxenden