June Sees Citywide Month-Over-Month Rise in Violence

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June saw an increase in violence across Baltimore, with a rise in both homicides and non-fatal shootings, compared to May.

Baltimore Witness data shows that there were 30 non-fatal shooting incidents throughout the city in June, a slight increase from 26 shootings in May. Homicides also saw a rise, increasing from 12 in May to 17 in June.

The district’s with the most homicides included the Western District with five homicides and the Northwestern District reported four homicides, including the death of  17-year-old Navaeh Ferguson.

In the Eastern District 19-year-old Deontay Towns was fatally shot on the 2600 block of Aisquith Street and 46-year-old April Patterson was stabbed in her home on the 1800 block of Spence Street in the Southern District. Police apprehended 18-year-old Jamal Smothers for Towns murder.

There was only one homicide each in the Central and Southeastern districts.

A suspect, 36-year-old Munir Dawan Matin, allegedly shot 32-year-old Terrell Johnson-Smith on June 2 on the 900 block of Pennsylvania Avenue and 34-year-old Jarmal Harrid on June 2 on the 500 block of West Mulberry Street.

There were no homicides in either the Northern or Northeastern districts.

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