Police make arrest in double shooting that killed woman, 42

City police have charged a 22-year-old man in a double shooting over the weekend in Southwest Baltimore that killed a 42-year-old woman. 

Gerald Gaffney, of the 3500 block of W. Garrison Ave., is charged with first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder and armed robbery counts, court records show. A motive was not immediately disclosed by police, though the charges indicate a robbery.

Police said officers were called to the 2700 block of Kinsey Ave. at about 6:45 p.m. for a report of a shooting, and found a 33-year-old man suffering gunshot wounds to his arms. Inside the home, Tanya Raymond was slumped over on a couch unresponsive, suffering from a gunshot wound to the side of the head. 

Police commanders have said in recent weeks that they have seen a rash of drug-related home invasion robberies, and a spike in killings occurring inside dwellings. 

A lawyer who previously represented Gaffney was not aware of the charges, he said. Family members could not be located.

Baltimore Sun reporter Jessica Anderson contributed to this article.


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