By AFRO Staff
For the fifth year in a row, Baltimore will finish with more than 300 homicides. With 344 murders as of Dec. 30, Baltimore in 2019 has registered more homicides per capita in a year than any in the city’s history.
On Dec. 28, family and friends buried victims of three high-profile homicides. Carmen Rodriguez was gunned down on Dec. 22, in front of her young children at M&J Grocery and Deli in East Baltimore, the corner store owned by her family. Just blocks away from that store, 21-year old Destiny Harrison, the owner of Madame D’s Beauty Bar, was gunned down in her salon in front patrons and her 1-year old daughter (please see Race and Politics column).
On Dec. 17, Sean Davis was murdered in the 1100 block of 25th Street. A popular community activist, Davis was organizing a community toy drive, when he was gunned down in front of his car business.