Murder Ink: 7 murders this week, 40 murders this year.

A city Public Works employee allegedly shot a fellow worker to death after an argument. He turned himself in two days later. Two other people were shot to death this week, and four others were hit with bullets but are expected to survive. The police department continued publicizing gun seizures and arrests, tallying eight more during the week. All but one of the suspects arrested with a firearm have prior criminal convictions that make them ineligible to legally have a gun. Because of last week's early deadline, we're running last week's and this week's murders in the paper.

Tuesday, Feb. 23


9:36 a.m. A 21-year-old man who police have not yet further identified was on the 1000 block of E. Patapsco Avenue, in the Brooklyn neighborhood where it borders Curtis Bay, when someone shot him. He died soon after at a hospital. It was the first murder this year in the Brooklyn neighborhood. There were six there last year.

Thursday, Feb. 25

9:20 p.m. Police called to the 2500 block of W. Lanvale Street for a report of shots fired inside a house found Diallo B. Roberts, a 36-year-old African-American man, dead inside his home. He had been shot in the head.

Friday, Feb. 26

10:20 p.m. James Thompson, a 30-year-old African-American man, was in a vehicle on the 800 block of E. 22nd St., in the East Baltimore Midway neighborhood. The car was on fire, and Thompson had been shot. Police found him, and medics got him to a hospital, where he died.

Monday, Feb. 29

10:15 a.m. Daniel Jackson, a 17-year-old African-American boy, was near the intersection of West Baltimore and Monroe streets when someone shot him multiple times. A police officer heard the shots from four blocks away and rushed to the scene, but Jackson, who police say lived on the 1900 block of W. Fayette Street, died a short time later at a hospital. He was the fifth person aged 18 or younger murdered in Baltimore in 2016.

Monday, Feb. 29

5:30 p.m. James Jamal Herbert, a 25-year-old African-American man, was found by police inside a vacant house on the 2800 block of West Lafayette Avenue, in the Mosher neighborhood. He was dead from apparent gunshot wounds. Police says Herbert's last known address was on the 1100 block of Ashburton Street.

Thursday, March 3

8:30 a.m. Darrin Ulysses Johnson, a 34-year-old African-American man, was at work at the Department of Public Works building at 2331 N. Fulton Ave. when a co-worker, Cipisirono Cole, age 47, allegedly shot him multiple times. Police say the two men argued before Cole "retrieved a gun," shot Johnson and fled. Johnson died soon after at a hospital. Cole turned himself in to police on the afternoon of March 5 and faces first-degree murder and related charges.

Sunday, March 6

7:15 p.m. A man whose identity police have not yet made public was shot on the 500 block of Orchard Street. He died on the street. Police said witnesses told them there were dirt-bikers riding in the area of the shooting, and police took two people into custody for questioning as potential witnesses.



On Feb. 22, police charged Nathaniel Green, age 31 of the 1200 block of Darley Avenue, and charged him with first degree murder for the Feb. 19 shooting death of Sheila Jordan, a 60-year-old African-American woman, and the attempted murder of two other people. Green had been arrested on Feb. on an unrelated parole warrant. According to police, Green shot Jordan, a 40-year-old woman and a 45-year-old man in a house on the 2300 block of Aiken Street. The other two victims are continuing to recover, according to police.

Prosecutors charged Keith Davis, Jr. with the June 7 murder of Kevin Jones, a 22-year-old African-American man who worked as a security guard at Pimlico Race Track. Police shot Davis in the face later that same day in a chaotic scene a half mile from the murder, after he bailed from a hack cab and ran into a nearby garage with a handgun. Davis was convicted last week of illegally possessing the gun, although a jury acquitted him on related charges involving attempted robbery of the hack cab driver. Police then charged Davis with the murder, saying ballistics matched the gun to Jones' killing. The case was subsequently dropped and re-filed.

Police announced that U.S. Marshals in North Carolina had arrested Carl Cooper, a suspect in the February 22 non-fatal shooting of an elderly brother and sister on the 3400 block of Clifton Avenue. Baltimore Police had dubbed Cooper "Public Enemy Number One."