Baltimore Homicides Up 20% From Last Year

Monday, April 25, 2011 – John Patti
Homicides in Baltimore City are now running more than 20% higher than this time last year.

There have been 5 homicides sine 11:30 Saturday night.

The latest was Tevon Allen, a stabbing victim who walked into Maryland General Hospital Sunday afternoon after being stabbed at a restaurant in the 500 block of Pulaski Street.

Police say the 22 year old man ordered food, left with his order and was approached by two individuals, one of which stabbed him. He was taken to Maryland General Hospital by friends. Police have no suspects and no motive.

There have now been 64 homicides in the city this year compared to 52 this time last year.

Four men were killed in separate shootings overnight Saturday into Sunday.

Baltimore Police say two men were shot to death inside a vehicle in the 4200 block of Rokeby Road in southwest Baltimore not far from Leakin Park.

Thirty minutes before that shooting, a man died after he was shot numerous times while sitting on the steps of a home in the 4700 block of Sayer Avenue according to police.

And late Sunday night a victim walked into Shock Trauma after being shot multiple times at Calhoun and Harlem. He died.

Police have no motive or suspects in the shootings.

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