Homicides since Jan. 1: 224
A man found severely beaten about the head Wednesday evening behind an East Baltimore house died at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Darrick S. Harris, 40, of the 5500 block of Cedonia Ave. was found about 6:20 p.m. in the 2600 block of E. Chase St. and died less than two hours later. LAST YEAR: Baltimore had recorded 198 homicides as of Sept. 20, 2006. ONLINE: Details and locations of this year's city homicides are at baltimoresun.com/homicidemap.