Murders this Week: 2; Murders this Year: 21

Thursday, Feb. 23

11:25 a.m.

Guy Randall, a 46-year-old African-American man, was found lying on the sidewalk in the 2200 block of North Fulton Avenue near Druid Hill Park. He had been shot several times and died at an area hospital 30 minutes later.

Saturday, Feb. 25

1:01 a.m.

Police discovered Thomas Atkins Jr., a 32-year-old African-American man, lying on the sidewalk bleeding in the 2800 block of Orleans Street in East Baltimore’s McElderry Park neighborhood. He had been stabbed repeatedly in the neck and chest and died at a city hospital at 1:31


Police believe the actual stabbing occurred two blocks away in the 400 block of North Kenwood Avenue. This is the third fatal stabbing this year.


Todd Marrow, a 45-year-old African-American man, was arrested on Feb. 20 for the murder of Orville Chamblee, a 47-year-old African-American man. Marrow and Chamblee got into an argument on Feb. 19 in the 1300 block of McHenry Street and Marrow allegedly stabbed Chamblee in the leg, fatally wounding him.

Dwayne Thompson, a 38-year-old African-American man, pleaded guilty to murdering his ex-girlfriend’s new boyfriend on Feb. 21. Thompson went to his ex-girlfriend’s home in the 2100 block of Ramsay Street on May 30, 2010. He discovered his ex and her new boyfriend, Alvin B. Martin III, a 28-year-old African-American man, asleep in bed. Thompson started yelling at them, waking them up. Thompson shot Martin seven times while he was still in bed. Six children, including Martin’s 6-year-old son, were in the home at the time of the shooting. Neither the children nor Thompson’s ex-girlfriend were shot. Thompson fled the city and was arrested in Miami on July 16, 2010. Thompson was sentenced to 45 years in prison.