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By Anna Ditkoff | Posted 8/23/2006

Murders This Week: 5
Murders This Year: 176

Police made an arrest in a murder from 1999 this week. On Feb. 7, 1999, at 11:10 a.m., Antoine Warren, a 28-year-old African-American man, was found lying in an alley off the intersection of Chase and Charles streets. Warren had been shot during an argument and died three days later at Maryland Shock Trauma Center. On July 26 of this year New York City police arrested Arnold Punter, a 39-year-old African-American man, during a traffic stop in the Bronx and saw an open warrant for Warren’s murder. On Aug. 15 he was brought to Baltimore and charged with first-degree murder.

Monday, Aug. 14

1 a.m. Police received a call that a weapon had been fired in the 400 block of Ilchester Avenue in Harwood. When they arrived they found two males sitting on the steps of a home. A third man was lying on the porch covered with a sheet. The two males on the steps were a 16-year-old African-American who was shot in the torso and a 17-year-old African-American who was shot several times. Both survived. The man on the porch was Ryan Teel, a 23-year-old African-American man from the Belair-Edison neighborhood. He had been shot and killed. This is the fifth murder this year in Harwood. The neighborhood, which is near Johns Hopkins University’s Homewood campus, is two blocks wide and four blocks long.

Tuesday. Aug. 15

12:08 a.m. The next night, Harold Williams, a 27-year-old African-American man, was walking in the 2700 block of Clifton Avenue near Coppin State University with two other men when someone started shooting at them. All three men were hit in the legs. Two survived. Williams died less than an hour later at Shock Trauma.

Saturday, Aug. 19

10:15 a.m. Police got a call from the workplace of Mary Page, a 63-year-old African-American woman. She worked as a security guard and had not come in for her shift. Police went to Page’s home in the 200 block of North Culver Street in Southwest Baltimore’s Saint Joseph’s neighborhood and found her dead at the bottom of the stairs. The medical examiner has not yet ruled on the cause of death, but police believe it was a homicide.

Sunday, Aug. 20

2:16 a.m. Pepe Bennett, a 26-year-old African-American man, was walking in the 1800 block of North Montford Avenue in Broadway East when he was shot several times. He died at 11 a.m. at Johns Hopkins Hospital. This is the seventh homicide in Broadway East this year.

7:24 a.m. Five hours after Bennett was shot, a man was parking behind Spaulding Avenue near Pimlico Race Course when he saw a body on the ground and called 911. William Tillman, a 21-year-old African-American man who lived nearby, had been shot several times and was dead.

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