By Sean Yoes
AFRO Senior Reporter

September 14th marked the seventh day in a row that Baltimore registered a murder leaving 13 dead during that span and scores injured in dozens of shootings. 

According to the Baltimore Police Department (BPD), the latest homicide happened in the early morning hours of September 14, at approximately 12:14 a.m., when officers were called to the 700 block Bartlett Ave. in East Baltimore. While investigating officers discovered a shooting victim in the 2300 block of Homewood Ave. The victim was found inside a car that had been involved in a crash at that location. He was transported to a hospital where he died of his injuries. Homicide detectives are investigating the incident. The unidentified victim is the 13th murder victim in the city in seven days.

“BPD officers continue their efforts to arrest the individuals responsible for violence in Baltimore,” according to a BPD statement via Twitter. “Over the last 24 hours, officers recovered weapons and made several arrests.”

There have been approximately 46 shootings in the city from September 8, to September 14. There were four homicides on Saturday alone; a double shooting and double homicide in the 2800 block of Clifton Park Terrace in Southeast Baltimore, a double shooting that left one dead in the 1700 block of W. North Ave., and a 27-year old male victim identified by police as Kenneth Bivens was shot in the head and died in the 1000 block of Beaumont Ave. in North Baltimore.

To date, there have been 237 homicides in the city. On September 13, 2019, Baltimore had registered 244 homicides a year which ended with a record 349 murders.

Anyone with information is asked to call 410-396-2100 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7Lockup. You can also text tips to 443-902-4824.


Sean Yoes

AFRO Baltimore Editor