Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Baltimore surpasses 100 murders privateofficer.com


BALTIMORE, Md. April 25 2017 - Baltimore Police homicide rate surpasses 100 after police release an update on a 2007 shooting victim and an afternoon murder Monday.
In August 6, 2007 officers were called to the 300 block of E.21st Street for a reported shooting just after 4:15p.m.
Police said when officers arrived on the scene they discovered a man, later identified as Derrell Smith, with a gunshot wound to his upper body. Smith was taken to an area hospital for treatment.
On August 29, detectives arrested Aaron Speaks and charged him with the shooting of Smith.
Speaks was found guilty of Attempted 1st degree murder, attempted 2nd degree murder, and handgun related charges.
Earlier this year on Feb 2,  the Baltimore Police Department was notified that Smith died.
Police said the Medical Examiner's Office concluded in an autopsy, that Smith died as a result of his injuries sustained in the 2007 shooting.
Shortly after police confirmed that Smith's death marked the 100th homicide Monday, a man died in East Baltimore.
About 1:30p.m. officers responded to a reported shooting on the 2000 block of E. Federal Street.
Police found a man suffering from a gunshot wound. He was transported to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Detectives are investigating and asking anyone with information to contact police or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7Lockup.

To date there have been 101 murders in Baltimore City, according to police. At this time last year, 77 people were killed in Baltimore.

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