Donald Lee

Spate of violence continues in Baltimore, with September ending as deadliest month since May 2017

Spate of violence continues in Baltimore, with September ending as deadliest month since May 2017

The future held such promise for Johnathon Greenidge. The 6-foot-7 offensive lineman made all-conference at Southern Arkansas University. He told his family the Baltimore Ravens showed interest. He told them he would buy them a house.

But his NFL dreams faded, and the dimpled 26-year-old was gunned down around the corner from his family home Thursday in North Baltimore. He became one of 37 killed in a September that closed as the city’s deadliest month in more than a year.

Nearly half the killings — 17 — happened last week. And the bloodshed continued unabated into October. By 10:30 a.m. Monday, police found a man shot to death in Southwest Baltimore. Three hours later,...

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