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By Anna Ditkoff | Posted 3/7/2007

Murders This Week: 4
Murders This Year: 47

The details of the Feb. 19 murder of Charles Pace have been released. Pace was found inside a house in the 2200 block of Barclay Street at 12:10 a.m. He had been shot several times and was taken to Johns Hopkins Hospital, where he underwent surgery but died at 7:38 a.m. that morning.

The man shot on Feb. 21 in Broadway East has been identified as Daniel Savage, a 32-year-old African-American man from Berea. On Feb. 27 police arrested Alton Teel Jr., a 42-year-old African-American, and charged him with Savageís murder. And the man stabbed to death at the intersection of Fulton Avenue and West Pratt Street on Feb. 24 was William Duck, a 21-year-old African-American man from Harlem Park.

Earlier this month, two arrests were made in the Jan. 31 murder of Stephanie Stevens of West Virginia. On Feb. 6, Steven Blunt, a 32-year-old African-American man, who was also from West Virginia, turned himself in. The next day police arrested Nicholas Deminds, an 18-year-old African-American man from West Baltimore.

Two arrests were made in the Feb. 11 murder of Harold Robinson, a bouncer at Club International. On Feb. 16 police arrested Dwayne Gwynn, a 34-year-old African-American man, and Eugene Parker, a 31-year-old African-American man, for Robinsonís murder. The two men allegedly shot Robinson because they had been thrown out of the club earlier that day for peeing on the floor.

On Feb. 26 police arrested Rasul Brown, a 22-year-old African-American man, for the Jan. 8 murder of Marcus McDowell. He was spotted by detectives in an apartment complex in Northeast Baltimore and ran but was apprehended in the 2400 block of East Northern Parkway. According to police, Brown had 43 baggies of suspected crack cocaine on him at the time of his arrest.

Monday, Feb. 26

5:15 p.m. Police got a call for a shooting in the 1800 block of West Lanvale Street and found Vernon Carter, a 25-year-old African-American man, shot repeatedly in the upper body and head. He died at Maryland Shock Trauma Center 20 minutes later. A description of a possible suspect, described as an African-American man wearing a brown jacket and blue jeans seen running north on Kirby Street, was given to police. While on his way to the scene, the Western District shift commander saw a man matching that description in the 500 block of Fulton Avenue. He stopped the man, Gregory Johnson Jr., a 21-year-old African-American man, who was taken to Homicide and questioned. Johnson was later arrested and charged with Carterís murder. This is the ninth 2007 homicide that has been closed. Less than one-fifth of this yearís homicides have been closed this year.

7:50 p.m. A few hours later, Vic Fenner, a 17-year-old African-American male, was shot at the intersection of Guilford Avenue and 22nd Street in Barclay. He was taken to Hopkins hospital and declared brain-dead. He died the next day at 3:40 a.m. Fenner is the third person under 18 to be murdered in Baltimore City this year.

Saturday, March 3

7:10 p.m. Police were called to the 100 block of West Hamburg Street for a possible shooting, but they couldnít find a victim. Later, they got another call for a shooting at the Hyatt Regency hotel in the Inner Harbor. Thomas Terry, a 19-year-old African-American man, was in the passenger seat of a van in the 100 block of West Hamburg Street, two blocks from Cross Street Market ,when he was shot. The vanís driver drove off with Terry still inside. They eventually ended up at the Hyatt Regency. Terry died at Shock Trauma at 7:43 p.m.

Sunday, March 4

8:48 p.m. A man was sitting in a car in the 700 block of North Curley Street when several men with guns approached the car from both sides and started shooting at him, hitting him numerous times in the head and body. The man died at Johns Hopkins Hospital at 9:30 p.m. Police are withholding the victimís name until his family can be notified. This is at least the sixth person murdered in a car this year.

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