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By Anna Ditkoff | Posted 2/1/2006

Murders This Week: 3
Murders This Year: 28

Monday, Jan. 23

10:08 p.m. Temitayo Olowolayemo, a 20-year-old African-American man, and his identical twin brother were walking in the 5500 block of Winner Avenue, beside the Pimlico Race Course, when two African-American men wearing black hooded sweatshirts and black-and-white bandannas on their faces came up to them. The men demanded money and then shot the brothers. Olowolayemo was hit in the chest and taken to Sinai Hospital, where he died half an hour later. His twin brother was shot in the face but survived.

11:20 p.m. About an hour later in East Baltimore, a police officer was parked in the 2000 block of East Lafayette Avenue. He was talking to other officers when he noticed a white car parked in the 2100 block. The passenger of the car was talking with someone standing in the street. The officer heard gunshots, and the vehicle drove into an alley. Augustus Venable, a 37-year-old African-American man, had been shot several times and died before he could be taken to a hospital. Police arrested Devone Marshall, a 34-year-old African-American man, and his wife, Lisa Marshall, a 31-year-old African-American woman, for the crime when their car got stuck in some soft sand in an alley off Lafayette. The two got out of the car and ran, but police apprehended them. This is the second murder this year in Broadway East.

Tuesday, Jan. 24

9:54 a.m. A man was walking his dog by the GreenMount School in the 500 block of West 30th Street in Remington when he saw a body lying on a footpath behind the school. James Wright, a 31-year-old African-American man who lived a few blocks away, had been shot in the head.

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