BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore police say a man was fatally shot in the western part of the city, continuing the month’s spike in homicides.
Sgt. Jarron Jackson said in an email Friday that officers on patrol found a 19-year-old man with a gunshot wound to his chest about 4:30 p.m.
Jackson says the officers called paramedics and the man was taken to a hospital, where he died.
The killing is the city’s 39th homicide this month, the deadliest in 15 years.
Arrests have dropped sharply in Baltimore since Freddie Gray died on April 19 of injuries he suffered in police custody. Gray’s death unleashed protests, riots, and the criminal indictment of six officers. A civil rights investigation by the U.S. Justice Department also has officers working under close scrutiny.
WASHINGTON – A local reporter was shot and killed Wednesday night in the District.
Charnice Milton, 27, was found suffering from a gunshot wound in the 2700 block of Good Hope Road in Southeast around 9:40 p.m. She was taken to the hospital where she died.
Milton worked just across the street for Capital Community News since 2012. The Southeast resident covered community issues.
According to the newspaper, Milton was a graduate of Ball State and earned a Master’s from Syracuse. She was described as a talented reporter with an “engaging manner that endeared her to her sources.”
Milton was not the shooter’s intended target, D.C. police said.
She was an accomplished young woman and was well respected by her peers in her role as a reporter. She was also a beloved daughter.
Her family is asking for those responsible to do the right thing and turn themselves in.
“What we do know is that out of cowardice, a young man grabbed my daughter and put [her] between the bullet and his life,” said Ken McClenton, the victim’s father.
A New Jersey man whose last name is Bacon was arrested after a dispute over sausage, according to police.
Thomas Bacon, 19, allegedly attacked another person at a Madison home on May 12 for eating the last piece of sausage, NJ.com reports.
Bacon was charged with simple assault and released pending a court appearance, according to NJ.com.
It was not clear if Bacon had an attorney.
There’s one on Hwy 132 on my way to work in Vernalis. There’s always a line at the place and traffic slows to 30 because everybody driving by has to look in hopes of spotting the half nekkid babe serving coffee.
President Obama’s administration on Wednesday claimed dominion over all of America’s streams, creeks, rills, ditches, brooks, rivulets, burns, tributaries, criks, wetlands — perhaps even puddles — in a sweeping move to assert unilateral federal authority.
The Environmental Protection Agency, along with the Army Corps of Engineers, says it has the authority to control all waterways within the United States — and will exercise that authority.