Murder Ink: 7 murders this week, 222 murders this year

The murder-per-day pace continues. A 93-year-old grandmother was grazed in a triple shooting. Police announced a lot more gun arrests and stated that they are being more diligent in pursuing the policy of sending cases to federal court, where penalties are steeper and sentencing totals more honest, for prosecution for people with criminal records who possess a gun.

Wednesday, Aug. 26


4:36 a.m. Keenan Stanfield, a 21-year-old African-American man, was on the 2400 block of East Northern Parkway when someone shot him. Police found him there, and Stanfield was taken to a hospital, where he died, two days after his 21st birthday.

2:37 p.m. Kevin Gray, a 23-year-old African-American man, was one of three people shot on the 100 block of South Calverton Road. He died soon after at a hospital. Plain-clothes police saw the shooting while they were investigating something else, according to police. They chased down Spence Jeffers, age 24, and charged him with first-degree murder and other counts. A 17-year-old boy was treated at a hospital for a gunshot wound, and released, and a 93-year-old woman received a graze wound on her head, police said.

10:39 p.m. Kevin Tyrone Lyde, a 34-year-old African-American man, was shot multiple times in a home on the 3300 block of Brighton Street, in the Rosemont neighborhood. Medics got Lyde to a hospital, where the victim died.

Thursday, Aug. 27

8:30 p.m. Two men were shot on the 800 block of South Wickham Road in Beechfield near the southwest city line. Ryan Lamot Mims, a 37-year-old African-American man, was pronounced dead on the scene. The second man's injury was nonfatal, police said. It was the second murder in Beechfield this year. There have been two in neighboring Yale Heights.

Friday, Aug. 28

6:12 p.m. Michael Thompson, a 44-year-old Caucasian man, was shot in a home on the 800 block of South Clinton Street in Canton. Police found him there, dead. They initially suspected suicide but later announced that Thompson was murdered.

Saturday, Aug. 29

3:05 a.m. Daymar Rodgers, a 28-year-old African-American man, was stabbed to death on the 1600 block of Moreland Avenue. He died in a hospital soon after the stabbing. Police arrested Heather Farabaugh, age 29, and charged her with first-degree murder.

12:15 a.m. Tyvonte Worrell, a 26-year-old African-American man, was on the 1800 block of Federal Street, in the Broadway East neighborhood, when someone shot him multiple times. Police found him there, dead. Police say Worrell resided on the 1200 block of Glyndon Avenue, about four miles away in the southwest part of the city.