There was one murder in Baltimore City this week. This is only the second time since this column started in July 2004 that there has been just a single homicide in a week. This year the city has averaged five murders per week.
The man who was stabbed to death Sept. 24 in the 2300 block of Druid Heights Avenue has been identified as Anthony McCray, a 33-year-old African-American man from the Madison Park neighborhood.
Friday, Sept. 30
10:51 p.m. A woman saw an African-American man lying inside a 2005 Hummer with Texas tags in the 6300 block of Fairlawn Avenue near Reisterstown Road Plaza. She called the police. When officers arrived they found the man dead inside the car with the doors shut and the engine running. He had been shot. His body hasnít been identified.