Murder Ink 11/23/16: 9 murders this week; 280 murders this year

Nine people were killed in Baltimore last week, including the namesake son of a whistleblower who was fired last year from the Housing Authority. Two days had two murders each. One day had three murders. Police charged a woman with attempted murder for allegedly shooting a 30-year-old man after an altercation outside of Melba's nightclub on October 25. They arrested two men in other non-fatal shootings, but announced no homicide arrests during the week. The city is closing in on its second year of 300 or more murders. This is not normal.

Tuesday, November 15


4:00 p.m. A man who police have not yet identified publicly was shot multiple times in the body while on the 3100 block of W. North Avenue in Walbrook. He died on the street.

7:18 p.m. Tyrone Servance, Jr., a 44-year-old man, was on the 3000 block of Greenmount Avenue when someone shot him. Police and medics found him and got him to Johns Hopkins Hospital, where he died. Servance had resided on the 500 block of Rose Hill Terrace.

7:31 p.m. While police were responding to the last murder, Shawn Reid, a 27-year-old African-American man, was shot on the 3000 block of Oakfield Avenue in West Forest Park. Medics brought him to Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead shortly after his arrival.

Thursday, November 17

4:45 p.m. Alfred Brown, a 29-year-old African-American man, was on the 1000 block of Homewood Avenue, in the Penn-Fallsway neighborhood, when someone shot him. He died soon after at a hospital. Brown had resided on the 2000 block of N. Smallwood Street, according to police.

10:32 p.m. Devin Colton, a 23-year-old African-American man, was on the 5200 block of Gywnn Oak Avenue, when someone shot him in the head, killing him. Someone told a police officer a long block away on Milford Avenue that there had been a shooting, and the officer found Colton soon afterward.

Friday, November 18

7:06 p.m. Larry Lee Hall, a 24-year-old African-American man, was on the 5100 block of Chalgrove Avenue in Central Park Heights when someone shot him. Medics got him to a hospital where he lingered for a day or so, then died. Hall had lived on the 2900 block of Oakley Avenue, which is three blocks away from where he was murdered.

Saturday, November 19

1:11 a.m. A 19-year-old man who police have not yet further identified publicly was on the 1700 block of E. 25th Street when someone shot him more than once. He died soon after arriving at Johns Hopkins Hospital by ambulance.

10:26 p.m. Less than two miles and more than 22 hours from the last murder, Kevin Williams, a 26-year-old African-American man, was on the 1500 block of Orleans Street when someone shot him and a 36-year-old woman who was with him or nearby. Williams was hit multiple times and died at a hospital soon after.

Sunday, November 20

1:02 p.m. Lucky Crosby, Jr., a 27-year-old African-American man, was at the car wash on the 1300 block of N. Monroe Street when someone shot him multiple times. Police patrolling nearby heard the shots; medics got him to Shock Trauma, where he died. Crosby's address in court records is on the 1500 block of Leslie Street, the same as Lucky Crosby Sr., who was fired last year from the Housing Authority of Baltimore City after investigating and complaining to superiors about alleged sexual harassment and assaults on tenants by fellow Housing Authority employees.