Baltimore homicide victims identified

Tuesday afternoon, Baltimore police identified the victims in nine killings since May 17.

Charles Dobbins, 23, was killed at 1:45 a.m. Monday in the 5300 block of St. George's Ave. in Kenilworth Park, police said. Dobbins' last known address was in the 600 block of Radnor Ave. in Winston Govans.


Dobbins' cousin Gail Smoot remembered Dobbins as a "fun, loving, caring guy." Smoot said he was killed in a robbery. He worked at BWI transporting handicapped people to and from their terminals, she said. Dobbins loved children, and when he graduated from high school, he worked for Baltimore City Schools as a bus aid, assisting disabled children, she said.

"Another senseless death in our city," Smoot said.


Shaquil Hinton, 21, was killed at 12:29 a.m. Monday in the 800 block of W. Fayette St. in Poppleton, police said. He lived in the same block according to police.

Charles K. Jackson Jr., 32, was killed at 12:51 a.m. Sunday in the 900 block of Ducatel St. in Reservoir Hill, police said. Jackson lived nearby, in the 2300 block of Callow Ave., police said.

Hassan Fields, 20, was killed at 9:06 a.m. Saturday in the 100 block of S. Augusta Ave. in Irvington, police said. Fields lived in the 3700 block of W. Franklin St. in Allendale. When reached by phone, Fields' father declined to comment.

Umika Smith, 24, was killed at 1:28 p.m. Saturday in the 2000 block of Hollins St. in Boyd-Booth. No phone number was listed for her address in the same block. A double shooting happened nearby the following day, injuring a man and a woman, police said.

Bruce Fleming Jr., 23, was killed at 2 p.m. Saturday in the 2800 block of St. Lo Drive in Clifton Park, near Heritage High School, police said. Police said he lived in the 4800 block of Harford Road in Lauraville.

Tyrin Diggs, 19, was killed at 11:06 p.m. Friday in the first block of Benkert Ave. in Saint Josephs, police said. Diggs lived on the 700 block of E. Pontiac Ave. in Brooklyn, police said.

James Mckoy, 21, was killed at 11:51 p.m. Friday in the 1900 block of Wilhelm St., in Carrollton Ridge, police said. He lived in the 300 block S. Monroe St. in the same neighborhood, police said.

Kelvin Warfield, 25, was killed at 4:50 p.m. on Sunday, May 17, in the 100 block of S. Arlington Ave. in Hollins Market, police said. Warfield lived in the 2500 block of W. Fayette St., police said.

No phone numbers were listed for addresses given for Hinton, Jackson, Smith, Fleming, Diggs, Mckoy or Warfield. Police have not released any further information in the killings.

Additionally, a 9-year-old shot in the leg was among the victims in the shootings that took place over Memorial Day weekend, Baltimore police said.

The child was "an unintentional victim of the shooting" at about 8:45 p.m. Monday in the Franklintown Road community in West Baltimore, police said.

The boy was shot in the leg, police said. Nearby, a man was wounded when a bullet grazed his head, police said. The department did not provide additional information about their conditions Tuesday morning.


A Southwest district lieutenant on patrol in the area of Edmondson Ave. and Rosedale St. found the man injured. While requesting medics, police received a call for a shooting about two blocks away, in 2900 block of Arunah Ave., where officers found the child.

Both victims were taken to an area hospital.

Southwest District detectives are investigating and ask that anyone with information please call 410-396-2488.

Two other shooting victims died Monday — making May the city's deadliest month since 1999. As of Tuesday morning, 35 people have been killed this month in Baltimore, and there have been 108 homicides across the city this year.

Three overnight shootings were reported Tuesday morning, leaving the city with 32 shot over the holiday weekend.


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