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By Anna Ditkoff | Posted 4/14/2010

Murders this Week: 6
Murders this Year: 46

Tuesday, April 6

11:32 p.m. Three men were shot in the 2200 block of Fleetwood Avenue in Northeast Baltimore. Two of the men--a 45-year-old African-American man who was shot in the left arm and a 24-year-old African-American man who was shot in the body and had to be rushed into surgery--survived the incident. The third, 23-year-old African-American man Raymond Langford, did not. Langford was shot in the body and died at a local hospital at 12:28 a.m. on April 7.

Wednesday, April 7

11:30 p.m. Twenty-four hours later, an officer was patrolling York Road between Northern Parkway and Cold Spring Lane when he heard gunshots. The officer got out of his car and found Sean Raseur, a 40-year-old African-American man, behind the 500 block of Glenwood Avenue. He had been shot and died less than an hour later.

Thursday, April 8

12:30 a.m. An hour after Raseur was shot, Charles Bowman, a 72-year-old African-American man, was found lying on the floor of the Yau Bros. Chinese carry-out at Greenmount Avenue and 29th Street. He had been shot in the chest and died at an area hospital at 1:15 a.m. According to The Baltimore Sun, Bowman was a Vietnam vet who often stopped at Yau Bros. to get food on his way home from his job as a security guard. Bowman was killed during a robbery in which $13 was taken.

Saturday, April 10

2:06 p.m. In the 3200 block of Greenmount Avenue, just three blocks from where Bowman was shot, a 21-year-old African-American man named Damon Minor got into a dispute with another man. That man chased Minor, shooting at him. Minor made it to a parking lot at the intersection of Greenmount Avenue and 33rd Street, a major commercial area about five blocks from Johns Hopkins Homewood campus, and collapsed. Minor had been shot numerous times throughout the body and died at an area hospital at 2:27 p.m. This is the fourth murder in the greater Charles Village area in a 30-day span. Three of the four murders happened in the afternoon or early evening.

Sunday, April 11

8:50 a.m. An unidentified man was discovered in an alley behind the 5300 block of Denmore Avenue near Pimlico Race Course. He had been shot several times and was dead.

10:26 p.m. That night, Nelson Armstrong, a 20-year-old African-American man, was shot repeatedly in a parking lot across the street from Green Mount Cemetery. He died at an area hospital at 10:50 p.m.


Ronald Hall, a 33-year-old African-American man, was arrested on April 9 for the Nov. 29, 2009, murder of Angelo Dangerfield, a 21-year-old African-American man. Dangerfield was shot in the 2800 block of Spellman Road in Cherry Hill while walking his dog. His dog was circling his body when police arrived.

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