Violent Weekend Sees Four Homicides and Five Non-Fatal Shootings


The weekend beginning Friday, Aug. 22 included four homicides and five non-fatal shootings.

During the early hours of Friday morning, Nathaniel Quarterman was beaten to death on the 4200 block of ShaCrimePolice1mrock Avenue, taken outside and set on fire. Baltimore City Police have arrested and charged 43-year-old Lawrence Coverdale with first-degree murder, weapon, and assault charges.

On Friday evening, a 14-year-old male victim was shot in the back on the 5700 block of Winner Avenue as he attempted to flee gun fire around 10:50 p.m. The victim was taken to an area hospital and listed in stable condition. Detectives are asking anyone with knowledge of the incident to contact them at 410-396-2466.

At 2:33 pm on Saturday, Aug. 23, Police Commissioner Anthony Batts and other detectives observed Michael Thomas holding a handgun and chasing a man down Belair Road. The officers confronted Thomas and ordered him to put his hands up, directions Thomas obeyed after putting down his weapon. The police located the man Thomas was chasing. He had a single gunshot wound to his back. The victim was taken to an area hospital and listed in stable condition.

Around 11:07 p.m. on Saturday officers responded to a shooting on the 2800 block of W. Lanvale Street, and found an adult male with a single gunshot wound to his left arm. The victim is in stable condition and police are asking that anyone with information contact 410-396-2477.

At 11:11 p.m on Saturday police responded to a shooting report on the 2200 block of Aiken Street. Officers were able to locate a crime scene but no victim, later finding an adult male at an area hospital suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to his left arm, left lower back, and left chest. The victim is in stable condition, but unable to provide any information to detectives because he was sedated when they located him. Anyone with information is asked to contact 410-396-2433.

During the early hours of Sunday, Aug. 24 officers responded to the 1500 block of Gorusch Avenue for a reported shooting and encountered an adult male victim with multiple gunshot wounds. The victim, identified as Lamont Randolph Logan of the 1500 block of Gorusch Avenue, was transported to an area hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. The death has been ruled a homicide and detectives are asking that anyone with information contact 410-396-2100.

At 3:31 a.m. on Sunday officers responded to an area hospital on a report of a walk-in shooting victim. At the hospital, officers encountered an adult male with a gunshot wound to the right side of his chest, and were able to determine the shooting occurred on the 3300 block of Monument Street. Detectives are asking that anyone with information contact 410-396-2433.

At 6:59 a.m. on Sunday police responded to a report of a stabbing on the 600 block of Winston Avenue. The victim, identified as Darryl Dovi of the 600 block of Winston Avenue, died from his injuries after being transported to an area hospital. Detectives are asking that anyone with information contact 410-396-2100.

Closing out the violent weekend, officers responded to the 4200 block of West Bay Avenue at 10:52 a.m. Sunday, where they encountered a male victim with apparent gunshot wounds. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene and detectives are asking that anyone with information contact them at 410-396-2100.

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