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Murder Ink

By Anna Ditkoff | Posted 3/24/2010

Murders This Week: 6
Murders This Year: 35

The second fatal police-involved shooting of 2010 occurred on March 21. Two officers saw someone driving suspiciously in the 2600 block of McElderry Street in East Baltimore. When they stopped the car, the officers smelled marijuana, then found some in the car. While they were arresting one of the passengers, the driver ran back to the car, and allegedly got a gun and started shooting at the officers. One was shot in the face, the other in the hand. Another officer fired at the driver, killing him. The two wounded officers were taken to a local hospital. Both are expected to survive their injuries. Police have not yet released the names of the man who was killed or the officers involved in the incident.

The death of an infant found buried in a city park was ruled a homicide on March 15. At 6 p.m. on March 14, a man went to the Central District headquarters and told police that the mother of his child had killed their infant son and buried him in a wooded area in Druid Hill Park. The 1-month-old African-American baby boy, Rajahnthon Haynie, was found in a bag in a hole in the ground. He died of blunt-force trauma. The boy's mother, Lakesha Haynie, a 28-year-old African-American woman who had previously lost custody of four other children, was charged with his murder.

Monday, March 15

6:44 p.m. Police were called to the 200 block of West 25th Street, not far from the Ottobar, for a shooting. When they got to the scene, they found a burgundy car that had hit a utility pole. The driver's window was shattered. Asia Carter, a 37-year-old African-American man, sat at the wheel and had been shot numerous times. He died at an area hospital at 7:30 p.m. This is the second homicide in Charles Village in three days.

11:57 p.m. When police arrived in the parking lot of the America's Best Value Inn in the 6500 block of Frankford Avenue, they found Daniel Dixon lying in his brother's arms, dying. Dixon, a 25-year-old African-American man, was walking back to the inn from a nearby gas station with his brother and another man. Three males approached and tried to rob them. Dixon resisted and struggled with one of the robbers, who shot him several times. Dixon's brother and the other man lost a wallet and some money, but were not shot. Dixon died at a local hospital after midnight.

Thursday, March 18

11:26 p.m. Donte Gee, a 25-year-old African-American man, was shot in the torso and head while walking in the 3200 block of Belair Road. He died at an area hospital less than an hour later. This is the third murder in Belair-Edison this year.

Sunday, March 21

5:51 a.m. Carlos Williams, a 50-year-old African-American man, was shot several times in a Comcast cable van in the 1900 block of Boone Street just off North Avenue. He died at 6:31 a.m. at a local hospital. Police suspect the murder was part of a robbery.

4:39 p.m. That afternoon, a man was found lying on the sidewalk in the 3400 block of Park Heights Avenue. He had been shot repeatedly and died at a nearby hospital at 11:23 p.m. Police are waiting until the man's family has been notified of his death to release his name.

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