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By Anna Ditkoff | Posted 8/17/2005

Murders This Week: 6
Murders This Year: 177

Monday, Aug. 8

3:10 a.m. George Buggs, a 31-year-old African-American man, was stabbed in the neck at his home in the 3000 block of Grayson Street near Gwynns Falls Park. When police officers arrived, a medieval-style knife was sticking out of his neck. He was pronounced dead five minutes later.

Tuesday, Aug. 9

4:15 a.m. The next morning, less than a mile away in the 2400 block of Winchester Street, police were met by the mother of Donnie Foster, a 26-year-old African-American man. The woman told the officers that her son had been shot. They found him lying dead in the doorway of a bedroom in the apartment. He had suffered several gunshot wounds.

8:30 a.m. Four hours later, the owner of Safe and Security Systems, a business in the 3100 block of Lorena Avenue in Lakeland, went to work. He noticed a strange smell and then saw a puddle of blood on the floor. He called the police, who found Robin Hoey, a 36-year-old Caucasian woman, wrapped in plastic and locked in a safe in the building. She had died from asphyxiation.

Sunday, Aug. 14

12:17 a.m. Also in Lakeland, police found Jerome Hooks, a 24-year-old African-American man, lying on the sidewalk in the 2600 block of Wegworth Lane. The area around him was riddled with casings. He had been shot in the head and was taken to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where he died at 12:59 a.m. Hooks lived in the 2700 block of Wegworth Lane. This was the fourth homicide in Lakeland this year.

7:37 p.m. That night, Curtis Streat, a 27-year-old African-American man from Laurel, was shot in the back while in the middle of the street in the 700 block of North Grantley Street in Edmondson Village. He was transported to Shock Trauma, but died less than an hour later.

11:12 p.m. Four hours later, also in West Baltimore, Charles Talbert, a 30-year-old African-American man, was sitting with another man on the steps in front of Talbertís home in the first block of North Mount Street in Franklin Square. Someone came around the corner and shot at them. Talbert ran into the house but collapsed in the living room. He had been shot repeatedly and died at Shock Trauma at 3:17 a.m.

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