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Baltimore homicides July 2015

In 2015, Baltimore has seen two months with more than 40 homicides in a single-year period since the 1970s when the city's population was around 300,000 more residents, or during the 1990s when the number of homicides peaked at 353 murders.

  • Mosby derailed program to analyze Baltimore homicides

    Mosby derailed program to analyze Baltimore homicides

    Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby recently derailed an initiative to bring together city leaders, law enforcement commanders, academics, public health officials and others to identify real-time homicide trends and develop targeted responses — the latest crime-fighting program to falter...

  • Five stats to know about Baltimore's July homicides

    Five stats to know about Baltimore's July homicides

    In July, Baltimore marked a gruesome milestone, recording 45 homicides — the highest monthly tally in more than four decades. Here are some other statistics on city homicides, according to data since 1970. Lowest monthly total — seven in June 1983 and March 2014 Other months with single-digit totals...

  • City ties deadliest month with 45th homicide

    City ties deadliest month with 45th homicide

    Baltimore Detective Roderick Mitter was at his desk at the police station when he got a call from his mother telling him a family member had been shot. Within minutes, the 10-year veteran was at Johns Hopkins Hospital, where his 18-year-old nephew, Jermaine Mitter, was pronounced dead Thursday....

  • Three more killings in Baltimore bring July total to 42, matching May's 25-year high

    Three more killings in Baltimore bring July total to 42, matching May's 25-year high

    On a blighted block of Abington Avenue in West Baltimore, Derrick Smiley said he regularly sees young men selling drugs — but rarely any police. "A lot of elderly people are hostages here," he said. "They are afraid for their safety. I think that's a serious problem." Officers came to the block early...

  • Baltimore police say they've solved three killings — but many more remain

    Baltimore police say they've solved three killings — but many more remain

    Witnesses helped police identify a suspect in a fatal stabbing last week over a $3 dispute, and another in the fatal shooting of a food delivery driver early Sunday morning. A patrol officer in the right place at the right time chased down a suspect in the killing midday Monday of a teenager near...

  • Man shot in West Baltimore Monday night

    Man shot in West Baltimore Monday night

    Baltimore police are investigating a shooting in Harlem Park in West Baltimore Monday night. Police said a 40-year-old man was found suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to the back, leg and groin at about 10:30 p.m. in the 900 block of Harlem Avenue. He was taken to an area hospital where he's...

  • Frustration, faith collide after 18-year-old is shot near center of Baltimore's unrest

    Frustration, faith collide after 18-year-old is shot near center of Baltimore's unrest

    The West Baltimore corner was again full of police officers. A strip of yellow police tape stretched across the street less than a block from the intersection at the center of April's riots. An 18-year-old man was shot in the chest and torso shortly before 11 a.m. Monday near the corner of North...

  • Woman shot overnight; two more homicides reported in Baltimore

    Woman shot overnight; two more homicides reported in Baltimore

    A man and a woman were injured in separate shootings overnight in southwest and northern Baltimore, while police confirmed the deaths of two people who were shot recently. The deaths pushed the number of murders in July to 37 — the second-most killings in a month in the past 15 years. The most...

  • Man, 24, shot in West Baltimore block that saw homicide last week

    Man, 24, shot in West Baltimore block that saw homicide last week

    A 24-year-old man was shot in the head and torso and gravely injured Monday night in the same West Baltimore block where another man had been killed less than a week before, police said. It was also the second shooting Monday night in less than a half hour, and earlier in the day an 18-year-old...

  • 15 shot, three fatally, in violent weekend in Baltimore

    15 shot, three fatally, in violent weekend in Baltimore

    Three men were shot in Baltimore Sunday night at the end of a violent weekend that saw 15 shootings, three of them fatal, and at least one stabbing in the city, police said. A man was shot to death in the chest at about 7:43 p.m. Sunday in the 5500 block of Rubin Ave., in the Woodmere neighborhood...

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