Murder Ink

Because of last week's holiday, Murder Ink ran online only. It is published in this week's paper along with this week's Murder Ink.

Monday, Aug. 28


9:48 p.m. Carlos Jones, a 27-year-old African-American man, was near the intersection of Mount Pleasant and S. Highland avenues when someone shot him more than once. Police and medics found him there. He was sent to a Johns Hopkins Bayview and homicide detectives were called. Jones died on Aug. 30. He resided on the 2600 block of Springhill Avenue. Detectives are looking for clues.

On June 1, Christopher Lessane, a 48-year-old African-American man, was near the intersection of East Monument and North Port streets when someone bashed his head in. Medics found him on the sidewalk and rushed him to Johns Hopkins Hospital, where he was listed in grave condition before transferring to Gilchrist Hospital, where he lingered for six weeks. On July 19, Lessane died, and his body was taken to the medical examiner for autopsy. On Aug. 28, the death was ruled a homicide by blunt force trauma.

Wednesday, Aug. 30

1:57 p.m. Troy Gladney, a 40-year-old African-American man, was on the 800 block of N. Woodington Road in the Rognel Heights neighborhood when someone shot him. He died. Gladney had resided on the 700 block of Kevin Road, around the corner from where he was killed.

7:41 p.m. Nakim Turner, a 25-year-old African-American man, and Vaughn Riley, a 27-year-old African-American man, were on the 500 block of Richwood Avenue when someone shot them both. They both died at a hospital. Police say Turner lived on the 1000 block of Ramblewood Road and Riley on the 4700 block of Midwood Avenue, which is about five blocks from where he was shot.

Saturday, Sept. 2

6:08 p.m. Vasunlala Irvin, a 41-year-old African-American man, was on the 1200 block of E. Lafayette Avenue, in the Oliver neighborhood, when someone shot him and a 50-year-old man he was with. The 50-year-old, shot in both legs, survived. Irvin died shortly after arriving at Shock Trauma. He had resided on the 3100 block of Sequoia Avenue.

9:15 p.m. Antoine Rich, a 46-year-old African-American man, was on the 3400 block of Harmony Court when someone shot him. He died at Shock Trauma. Police say Rich lived in the county. He was mentioned in numerous City Paper articles in the mid-2000s, when he was convicted and sentenced to 87 months in prison as part of a drug dealing crew federal law enforcers dubbed the Rice Organization.

Sunday, Sept. 3

10:25 a.m. After being flagged down by a citizen, police found George Yurek, a 52-year-old Caucasian man, bleeding from the head in an alley off the 1000 block of Brentwood Avenue in the Johnston Square neighborhood. Yurek told the officers that he had been assaulted by an unknown African-American man the night before. He died shortly after at Johns Hopkins Hospital. An autopsy ruled his death a homicide by blunt force trauma. Yurek had lived on the 1900 block of E. Pratt Street, in the Upper Fells Point neighborhood.

Monday, Sept. 4

12:30 p.m. Tyrone Ray, a 22-year-old African-American man, was talking to two other men on the 4200 block of Nicholas Avenue in Belair Edison when they shot him multiple times and fled in a white vehicle. Ray had resided on the 2700 block of Bayonne Avenue and was the grandson of longtime state delegate and majority whip Talmadge Branch.

3:15 p.m. Juwan Gladney, a 25-year-old African-American man, was at a home on the 1400 block of E. Oliver Street when someone stabbed him in the stomach. He died soon after at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Police say a domestic dispute escalated into violence, and that a 51-year-old man was also stabbed in the chest. He walked to the hospital and was listed in stable condition. Police arrested 43-year-old Dante Gladney and charged him with murder and attempted murder.

10:20 p.m. Joshua Bayne, a 24-year-old African-American man, was shot on the 1800 block of E. Lafayette Avenue, in the Broadway East neighborhood. Police found him bleeding on the ground. Medics found a loaded handgun in his waistband and turned it over to the police. This was the ninth murder in the Broadway East neighborhood this year.


11:40 p.m. Sheldon Chase, a 36-year-old African-American man, was on the 1600 block of Patterson Park Avenue, where he resided, when someone shot him in the elbow and torso. He died a couple hours later at Johns Hopkins Hospital. His was the 10th murder in the Broadway East neighborhood in 2017. Last year there were six.

Wednesday, Sept. 6

5:20 a.m. Police were called to the 4200 block of Audrey Avenue in Brooklyn for a report of a body in an alley. There they found Theodore Pigford, a 26-year-old African-American man. He was dead from several gunshots to his torso. Pigford, who lived on the 2100 block of Alice Avenue in Oxon Hill, was better-known as 30 Glizzy, an associate of the rapper Shy Glizzy.

Friday, Sept. 8

Kevin Nixon, a 36-year-old African-American man who had been shot in the neck on July 7 on the 3200 block of Spaulding Avenue, died from that injury. A police officer was patrolling on the 5100 block of Park Heights Avenue at 10:28 p.m. when he heard gunfire. He found Nixon, bleeding from the neck, on the 3200 block of Spaulding Avenue. A 30-year-old man walked into a hospital with a gunshot wound to his thigh, which police believe stemmed from the same incident.


Police arrested Demetric Green, a 23-year-old African-American man, and charged him with the Aug. 21 murder of 54-year-old Keith Davis. Police were called to the 2400 block of Cottage Avenue at 9:30 a.m. that day and found three shooting victims. A fourth one walked into a hospital later. Police say Green walked onto the block and started shooting. He is charged with murder, reckless endangerment, and related charges. Green was charged with carjacking last June and those charges were dropped in December. In 2014, he was charged with carrying a stolen gun in a vehicle. He has also faced drug and burglary charges. He was a plaintiff in a lead pant case that was settled in March of 2016.

Murders these past two weeks: 14

Murders this year: 244