On May 11, eight people were indicted in connection with the death of Alex Venable, a 26-year-old African-American man, and several nonfatal shootings. On April 27, 2011, Darian Kess, a 27-year-old African-American man, was fatally stabbed during a robbery in his home. In retaliation, Robert Moore, a 43-year-old African-American man and a relative of Kess, allegedly conspired to have six people shot over eight months. On April 28, 2011, Moore; Moore’s wife Sarah Hooker, a 29-year-old African-American woman; and Donnie Adams, a 34-year-old African-American man, allegedly accused Venable of murdering Kess. Venable was shot and killed that day in a triple shooting that left two other men injured. Moore, Hooker, Adams, and Moore’s brother Anthony Roach, a 35-year-old African-American man, have all been charged with Venable’s murder. Over the next several months, Venable’s younger brother, another relative, and two family friends (including one of the men injured in the triple shooting that killed Venable) were shot. Moore; Roach; Hooker; Adams; Quincy Chisholm, a 21-year-old African-American man; David Warren, a 19-year-old African-American man; Emmanuel Deminds, a 34-year-old African-America man; and Taylor Flemming, a 16-year-old African-American female, have been charged with attempted murder in connection with some or all of these shootings, all of which occurred in the 2000 block of East Lafayette Avenue and the 1900 block of North Collington Avenue. They have also been charged with murder conspiracy.