Baltimore Police have identified several recent homicide victims who were killed during a stretch that saw more than a murder a day. With apologies to CityPaper's Murder Ink feature, a list seemed to be the best way to convey the information.
Murders as of 8/5/2012: 125
This time last year: 129
Difference: -4 (-3.1 percent)
July 30: Charles Johnson, 50, was found in the 1800 block of W. North Ave. around 4 a.m., lying next to the front steps of a home and suffering from a severe head injury. A wrench was found near his body. Police said they have identified possible suspects and are investigating.
July 31: Antwan Bryant, 20, was one of three victims in a shooting near the Westside Shopping Center at around 11:20 p.m. in the 2500 block of Frederick Ave., in the city's southwest police district. Police have not disclosed a motive or suspects, and the case remains open.
Aug. 3: Marvin Jones, 30, was one of two people shot near the Rosemont recreation center in the 3000 Rosedale Ct. A 42-year-old woman was also found nearby suffering from a gunshot wound to the hand. Police have not disclosed a motive or suspects.
Aug. 4: Jeffery Thomas was shot to death in the 3000 block of W. Garrison Ave. at about 1:30a.m. Police list Thomas as 22 years of age, though court records indicate he was 24.
Anyone with information was asked to call homicide detectives at 410-396-2100.
An earlier version of this post misstated the number of homicides at this time last year. The Sun regrets the error.