BALTIMORE — The shooting death of a 22-year-old man has ended Baltimore’s peaceful 12-day streak where the city did not record a single homicide.
The Baltimore Sun reports the unidentified man was shot in the chest Tuesday afternoon and died shortly after at a hospital.
Acting Police Commissioner Darryl De Sousa says the streak — the longest since the city’s 2015 spike in violence — is a step in the right direction, but more can be done. De Sousa says he doesn’t want to focus on the streak as the slayed man is a person and “we’re trying to figure out what his story is and what happened.”
The last killing before Tuesday’s death was the Feb. 1 shooting of 27-year-old Jerrell Brice, who died two days later. His case remains unsolved.
Information from: The Baltimore Sun, http://www.baltimoresun.com
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