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By Anna Ditkoff | Posted 3/8/2006

Murders This Week: 6
Murders This Year: 48

Another murder from 2005 has been added to the 2006 homicide rolls. On Sept. 30, 2005, Antione Ellis, a 42-year-old African-American man, was found dead on the living room couch in a home in the 2000 block of Edmondson Avenue in Midtown-Edmondson. His girlfriend said he had been vomiting earlier that day. On Feb. 28 the medical examinerís office ruled Ellisí death a result of complications from being shot in March of 1998.

Tuesday, Feb. 28

7:55 p.m. Police got a call for a shooting in the 1600 block of East 25th Street near Clifton Park. When they arrived they found Donte Bellamy, a 22-year-old African-American man, lying on the ground shot. While they were investigating, police got a call that a second victim from the incident managed to get to Johns Hopkins Hospital. Bellamy was taken to Hopkins and died at 8:34 p.m. The second victim, Duraye Cole, a 36-year-old African-American man, who was also shot, died half an hour later. This is the fourth double homicide this year.

Wednesday, March 1

11:43 a.m. Milburn Henson, a 42-year-old African-American man, was found slumped over in his wheelchair in front of a house in the 1900 block of Edmondson Avenue, just a block from where Antione Ellis was found. Someone walked up to Henson and shot him by his left ear. Police officers found him four houses away from the place where he was shot. He was taken to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where he died at 2:41 p.m.

3 p.m. Later that afternoon, Joseph Miller, a 26-year-old African-American man, and another man were shot in the 3300 block of Oakfield Avenue near Liberty Elementary School. Both men were taken to Sinai Hospital. Miller died from a gunshot to the chest at 4:32 p.m. The other man was shot in the arm and taken to surgery but survived.

Friday, March 3

10:30 p.m. Calvin Amos, a 52-year-old Caucasian man, called the police and told them he had just shot someone. Joseph Schlick, a 25-year-old Caucasian man, entered Amosí house in the 2300 block of Herkimer Street in Morrell Park. According to police reports, the two men argued, Amos asked Schlick to leave. When Schlick didnít, Amos shot him in the head. Amos was arrested and charged with attempted first-degree murder, but when Schlick died the next evening the charges were upgraded to murder.

Saturday, March 4

2:55 p.m. Larry Haynes, a 30-year-old African-American man, was shot repeatedly in the head at the corner of Jefferson Street and Montford Avenue in McElderry Park. Haynes died there. His wife was there when police arrived.

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