Markiyah Walker, 18, and her son, Chase Meade, were on their way to get crabs when they were shot along with a 1-year-old and two men outside the Busy Bee corner market at South Monroe Street and Ramsay Street in the Carrollton Ridge neighborhood Friday night.
A community reels after a violent weekend in which 18 people were shot; among them were two small children, ages 1 and 2. A total of seven people were killed in three days, including one man who was fatally stabbed. The violence continued Monday as two additional people were shot.
A month into Michael Harrison’s tenure as commissioner of one of the country’s most challenged police departments, he’s reshaping it — looking nationally for top candidates and turning a critical eye to command staff.
After months of turnover at the Baltimore Police Department, recently appointed Commissioner Michael Harrison expressed his commitment to implementing reforms at a quarterly consent decree hearing. But much of the discussion was dominated by political turmoil involving Mayor Catherine Pugh.
A local nonprofit vice president who has held posts with the mayor’s office and the national Police Executive Research Forum is aiding Baltimore Police Commissioner Michael Harrison as he evaluates needs within the department.