Baltimore City Paper

Murders this Week: 3; Murders this Year: 46

Baltimore's homicide rate remained below last year and historical averages last week after a month in which only seven people were killed. The Sun reported that we'd had the fewest March murders since 1983. Last year, as of April 9, Baltimore had 55 murders. There were five nonfatal shootings during the week.

Monday, March 31

8:29 p.m. Derek Mckinnon, a 29-year-old African-American man, walked into an area hospital with gunshot wounds and died from his injuries. He was one of two men who arrived at a hospital after being shot; both were sent to surgery, and the other survived. Police said Mckinnon was shot by several men on the 6100 block of Fortview Way, in the O'Donnell Heights neighborhood.

Friday, April 4

2:28 p.m. Tyrone Mcnair, a 26-year-old African-American man, was on the 1100 block of Hollins Street, near the market, when someone shot him. He died at a hospital soon afterward. Police locked down a nearby elementary school that was set to let children out, and originally said Mcnair was a juvenile. The Sun said witnesses thought Mcnair might have gotten into a dispute with someone at the corner of South Arlington Avenue and Hollins. Mcnair lived a block away on the unit block of S. Arlington, police said.

Sunday, April 6

8:50 a.m. Police found Darien Tabron, a 20-year-old African-American man, in the rear of a building on the 2800 block of Kirk Avenue. He had been shot in the head and was dead. Baltimore City College is on one side of that block. The other side is rowhouses. Police did not say which side of the block Tabron was found on. Police said they were not sure if he had been shot that morning or the night before. They said his last known address was on the 2200 Block of Ellen Avenue.