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By Anna Ditkoff | Posted 6/1/2005

Murders May 16-22: 6
Murders May 23-27: 4
Murders This Year: 102

Murder Ink did not run last week, and this week’s column has been truncated by the Memorial Day weekend, so this column spans May 16-27.

A man who was shot and stabbed almost 12 years ago died last month. His death was added to the homicide rolls this week. On Dec. 14, 1993, Quincy Knight, an African-American from Northeast Baltimore, who was 17 years old at the time, was shot in the neck and stabbed in the chest in the 1200 block of E. Preston Street in Oliver. The attack left him a quadriplegic and on a ventilator. On April 14, 2005 he was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital and pronounced dead at 6:45 a.m. His death was ruled a result of the 1993 attack.

Monday, May 16

10:14 p.m. A man walked into Broadway Carryout in the 900 block of North Broadway with a gun and tried to rob it. There was a struggle for the gun between the man and two customers. The gunman shot the customers and fled. One of the customers was shot in the leg and survived. Deonte Brown, a 19-year-old African-American man from Lauraville, was shot repeatedly and was taken to Johns Hopkins Hospital and pronounced dead at 10:40 p.m.

11 p.m. Less than an hour later, a police officer was on patrol in East Baltimore’s Ellwood Park/Monument neighborhood when he heard three gunshots. While canvassing the area he saw a crowd of people walking away from a house in the 600 block of North Robinson Street. When he got to the house he found Gerard Sparrow Jr., a 20-year-old African-American man, lying in the alley beside it. Sparrow had been shot in the head. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Tuesday, May 17

12:54 a.m. Tatarien Jessup, a 20-year-old African-American man, was found lying in 2100 block of Patapsco Avenue in Southwest Baltimore’s Lakeland neighborhood. He had been shot repeatedly in the head.

2:38 a.m. An hour and a half later on the east side, police found Dionne Sanders, a 25-year-old African-American man, in the 600 block of North East Avenue with a gunshot wound to the chest. He was taken to Hopkins Hospital and pronounced dead at 3:06 a.m. Sanders was shot just two streets over from where Sparrow was killed three and a half hours earlier. This is the fifth homicide in the Ellwood Park/Monument neighborhood this year.

Friday, May 20

12:15 a.m. Darrell Holland, a 21-year-old African-American man, was found lying in the street in the 5600 block of Laurelton Avenue in Northeast Baltimore. Holland was shot in the torso and was taken to Hopkins Hospital, where he was pronounced dead shortly after he arrived.

Saturday, May 21

9:30 p.m. A man was in the 1400 block of West Hamburg Street in Washington Village when he heard something that sounded like gunshots and saw three men get into an SUV and drive off. When he got closer to the scene he saw Frank Shaulis, a 22-year-old Caucasian man, lying on the ground with gunshot wounds to his head and body. Shaulis was pronounced dead on the scene.

Wednesday, May 25

1:44 a.m. Jabril Jasin, a 21-year-old African-American man, was found in his home in the 2600 block of Lauretta Avenue in West Baltimore. He had been shot in the head and was pronounced dead at the scene. Police found no signs of forced entry.

4 p.m. Police got a call to check on the well-being of a man sitting behind a house in the 500 block of Smallwood Street in the Carrollton Ridge neighborhood. When they got there they found Craig Lambert, a 32-year-old Caucasian man from the neighborhood, sitting upright behind the building. Lambert had been shot in the left temple. Police believe he was killed around 8 a.m. that day. Irvin Marley, a 65-year-old Caucasian man who lives at the house, was arrested for the crime.

9:32 p.m. A police officer was driving near Herring Run Park when he was flagged down by a person who said there was a man lying on the sidewalk in the 3500 block of Shannon Drive by the park. The man, who has yet to be identified, had been shot.

Thursday, May 26

8:39 a.m. An unidentified man was found shot in the head in the 4400 block of Franconia Drive in Frankford.

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