A 24-year-old man who was shot April 12 died Monday of his injuries, Baltimore Police said, bringing the city’s homicide count to 300.
The man was shot around 4:42 p.m. in Northeast Baltimore’s Belair-Edison neighborhood and taken to a hospital. Police ruled his death a homicide on Monday and did not identify him.
Baltimore’s homicide tally has reached 300 deaths since 2015, the first year since the 1990s that the city experienced a similarly high level of violence. Baltimore had a larger population in the 1990s.
Baltimore Police reclassified two homicides Monday, knocking the homicide rate under 300. The sobering milestone was officially met Tuesday.