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Murder Ink

By Anna Ditkoff | Posted 11/1/2006

Murders This Week: 6
Murders This Year: 228

Monday, Oct. 23

10:40 p.m. When police arrived at the scene of a shooting in the 1000 block of North Bond Street, Glenard Byrd, a 19-year-old African-American man from Chase, was already being transported by medics to Johns Hopkins Hospital. He had been shot and died at Hopkins at 11:05 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 25

7:30 a.m. Travis Wake, a 23-year-old African-American man from Upton, was found lying in the rear of the 300 block of West 27th Street in Remington. He had been shot in the head and body. A crowd of people surrounded Wake trying to help him, but he was pronounced dead less than 10 minutes later. Several neighbors said they heard gunshots the night before between 10:30 and 11 p.m., but no one called the police.

12:40 p.m. That afternoon, Donte Johnson, a 20-year-old African-American man, was found lying next to some steps in the 1500 block of Shields Place in Upton, just a few blocks from his home. He had been shot in the temple and left arm and died at Maryland Shock Trauma Center at 7:15 p.m. This is the fifth murder in Upton this year.

Thursday, Oct. 26

1:09 a.m. Leonard Brown, a 25-year-old African-American man, was found lying in the 1400 block of North Milton Avenue in Broadway East. He had been shot behind the left ear and died at Hopkins Hospital at 1:54 a.m. Brown’s murder ties Broadway East with Central Park Heights for the most murders this year; both neighborhoods have had nine murders each.

Friday, Oct. 27

6:28 p.m. Kevin Washington, a 28-year-old African-American man, was shot in the leg and pelvis in the 1700 block of Ashburton Street. He died at Shock Trauma just before midnight. With Washington’s death, 101 African-American men in their 20s have been murdered so far this year.

Saturday, Oct. 28

12:49 a.m. Shortly after Washington died, two men, one wearing a red scarf over his mouth, knocked on the front door of a house in the 2700 block of Tivoly Avenue. They entered the house, pointed a shotgun at the people inside, and demanded money. At some point during the robbery, Arnilo Handy, a 30-year-old African-American man who lived at the house, was shot. He died at Hopkins at 1:30 a.m.

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