Tuesday, June 5, 2007

June 5

The Baltimore City Grand Jury indicted Deontae Carter, 23, of the 2800 block of Violet Avenue today on first-degree murder and other charges. On April 6, 2006 Deontae Carter was identified as the person responsible for a shooting incident in the 2000 block of North Longwood Street. Curtis Mitchell, 19, was found suffering from multiple gunshot wounds in a rowhouse in the unit block. Mitchell died later the same day from his injuries at University of Maryland Shock Trauma. llegedly on May 6, 2006 an investigation revealed the handgun retrieved from the defendant on an unrelated handgun charge matched the gun used in the shooting incident of Curtis Mitchell. An arraignment is scheduled for July 12, 2007 before Judge Wanda K. Heard, Room 550, Courthouse East. Assistant State’s Attorney Don Giblin will prosecute this case.

“Baby girl, I’ll bring my hose out front so you can spray it off. ”
... Anger Hangover reports on a girl shot in the leg last Friday night in Pigtown. Plus an update.

Capt'n Mike Perry hovers above where a four-year-old was shot in the leg and police are seeking a suspect around the 2200 block of Corona Court near the NE county line.

A 30-year-old man was fatally shot and died at 12:33 this morning in the 1700 block of E. 30 St. in the Coldstream-Homestead-Montebello ("CHUM") neighborhood.

Police and family fear that Shirley Cooper (who, they say, was 72, not 78, and lived "in the historic Temple Gardens apartment building at 2601 Madison Avenue," not Madison Street) was stabbed to death by someone she knew.

Blotterania:
  • "Police identified yesterday John Drew, 26, of the 2400 block of W. Lexington St., as the man shot about 1 a.m. May 30 near his home by an unknown gunman."
  • A Dundalker was stabbed in the stomach
  • County drunks assaulted an officer at Mother's Grille
  • A 14-year-old boy was hit on the head with a bottle
  • ...and lots of robbery, burglary and theft
The Sun has a local crime story on the front page: "Death on the Streets" about the 2006 UCR numbers. Also, Dixon's floundering plans, and what other candidates have to say about the "crime issue."

Dept of Irony: "The Postponement Subcommittee" gets 'er done!

... Newsflash...Scooter Libby just got 2 1/2 years in jail for his role in outing spy Valerie Plame.
The Post's story includes an entertaining sidebar of other high-level government-official sentences for bilking, lying and obstructing.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Interesting post from a Pigtown blogger about a shooting outside her door last Friday night. I'm interested in the stats, but occasional personal posts like this remind me of the reality on Baltimore streets.

Jennifer said...

do you know anything about what happened at the corner of St. Paul & I think 20th St this past Sunday? I was driving down & one block north of North Ave, I saw police cars, caution tape, a bike on the ground and what appeared to be a blood pool. Today, I saw a bouquet of flowers at that same site.

John Galt said...

As in, two weeks ago? That would probably be the murder of Adrian Smith on 5/22/07.

Marc said...

That 4-year-old must have been slingin'. After all,

"Baltimore is becoming an increasingly safer city for law-abiding citizens but has become an increasingly dangerous city for those that live outside the law," Jablow said. "We see it over and over with our homicide victims and suspects: They're people who've been arrested, five, 10, 15 times. We have to get these people off the streets for longer periods of time."

Gor said...

Scooter didn't "out" anyone, he committed perjury to federal investigators, the same thing Clinton and Martha Stewart did.

It's amazing though, he'll do more time than most of those convicted of attempted murder, sexual assualt, or armed robbery here in Baltimore.

Jennifer said...

No, this was just this past Sunday - June 3rd.

John Galt said...

More bloodstained sidewalks in South Charles Village. It's starting to feel like old times again.

ppatin said...

Once again I went to jury duty and wasn't picked to serve on a jury. I don't really mind being called up, but the way they waste your time and make you sit around for hours doing nothing is really obnoxious.

John Galt said...

As I was saying,... about increasing bloodshed in Charles Village.