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Murder Ink

By Anna Ditkoff | Posted 6/2/2010

Murders this Week: 7
Murders this Year: 77

Monday, May 24

12:43 a.m. Donte Vandiver, a 19-year-old African-American man from Randallstown, was shot numerous times in the 900 block of North Belnord Avenue in East Baltimore. He died at an area hospital at 1:14 a.m.

Saturday, May 29

12:28 a.m. Officers on patrol in Madison-Eastend heard a gunshot from the intersection of North Luzerne Avenue and East Monument Street. When they arrived at the area, they found Timothy Gaskins, a 22-year-old African-American man, lying facedown on the sidewalk in front of a bar. Gaskins had been shot in the head and died a nearby hospital at 5:08 p.m. This is the fourth murder in Madison-Eastend this year and the second this week. The neighborhood is roughly four blocks by five blocks.

1:15 a.m. Ronald Anderson, a 30-year-old African-American man, was shot several times in the 4100 block of Pennington Avenue in Curtis Bay. He died at an area hospital a half hour later.

1:17 a.m. Two minutes after Anderson was shot, Davon Dorsey, an 18-year-old African-American male, was found lying on the sidewalk in the 400 block of North Rose Street. He had been shot in the head and died at a nearby hospital at 4:25 a.m. May 30

10:59 a.m. Alvin Martin, a 28-year-old African-American man, was shot several times inside a house in the 2100 block of Ramsay Street near the Westside Shopping Center. He died at a local hospital less than an hour later.

10:55 p.m. That night two men were shot to death four blocks from where Martin was killed. Police found Damon Chase, a 30-year-old African-American man, and Michael Hatch, a 32-year-old African-American man, lying in the street near the intersection of Hollins and South Pulaski streets. Chase had been shot in the head, stomach, and back. Hatch had been shot in the neck. They both died at an area hospital a short time later.


The man beaten to death on May 5 in Brooklyn has been identified as Wayne Clark, a 36-year-old Caucasian man. The man fatally shot in the 3000 block of West North Avenue on May 20 was Jimmy Elton, a 19-year-old African-American man.

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