12 shot in Baltimore in 1 day, including quintuple shooting
BALTIMORE (AP) - One Baltimore shooting accounted for nearly half of the city's shooting victims on a single day that became the most violent of the new acting police commissioner's short tenure. News outlets report that 12 people were shot in a series of seven shootings Thursday, with four people killed. Five people were shot in a single evening shooting in west Baltimore, with one fatality. That shooting came as acting Poice Commissioner Michael Harrison and other law enforcement leaders were preparing for a community meet-and-greet in north Baltimore. Harrison, who started Feb. 11, called the shootings "totally unacceptable" and said that people were "tired of the violence." He did not believe the separate shootings were connected.
Video shows the moment man was shot at Arundel Mills mall
A video has been shared on Instagram of the moment a man was shot just outside an entrance of the Arundel Mills mall in Hanover on Saturday night. Two shots, then screams of panic can be heard on the video. The shooting happened near entrance three of the mall around 7:45 p. m. when Anne Arundel County police said 16-year-old Jamari Marquese Hammond opened fire.
Man engulfed in flames dies after escaping portable toilet near Baltimore Ravens stadium
A man died after escaping from a portable toilet engulfed in flames near the M&T Bank Stadium Sunday. A witness told the Baltimore fire department the man was on fire coming out of the toilet. Arriving firefighters found the man dead. Three portable toilets were on fire and burned to the ground. The man was not identified. The stadium is where the Baltimore Ravens play home games, less than a mile from the Inner Harbor. Fire officials are investigating the cause of the fire.
Speeding car kills Maryland man trying to change tire
GARRISON, Md. (AP) - Maryland State Police say a speeding car hit and killed a man who was changing his tire on Interstate 795. The Baltimore Sun reports Kennedy Sooklal of Reistertown pulled over on the right shoulder of the highway in Garrison after getting a flat tire Saturday morning. Police say an out-of-control 2015 Honda Civic struck Sooklal while he changed the tire. Medics took Sooklal to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead. A news release says witnesses told police that the Honda was speeding, and the driver seemed to be in a "speed contest" with another car. The release said the driver of the Honda Civic was arrested and was being held pending consultation with the State's Attorney's Office.
Donor honors newspaper shooting victims with scholarship
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - An anonymous donor has given $5,000 for college scholarships from the Annapolis Police Department in honor of the five people killed at the Capital Gazette last year, allowing five additional students to receive $1,000 college scholarships. The five were killed when a gunman burst into the newspaper offices in June. Lt. Kevin Krause tells the Capital Gazette the donor has asked the recipients learn about the person their individual scholarship is dedicated to: 65-year-old Wendi Winters; 61-year-old Gerald Fischman; 59-year-old Rob Hiaasen; 56-year-old John McNamara; and 34-year-old Rebecca Smith. The students may use the money to study any field they choose.
Man dead of burn injuries after Porta Potty fire at M&T Bank Stadium
A man has died of burn injuries after witnesses say he was on fire while exiting a Porta Potty outside of Ravens Stadium on Sunday afternoon. Baltimore fire officials responded to the 1100 block of Russell Street, and say that upon their arrival, the man was dead and three of the portable toilets were engulfed in flames. This case is currently under investigation.
Police: Man shot in 'targeted' incident at Arundel Mills mall; suspect being sought
One man was shot Saturday night at Arundel Mills mall in what police called a “targeted” incident. Anne Arundel County police said the shooting happened near entrance three of the Hanover mall around 7:45 p. m. According to police, the incident stemmed from a verbal altercation between two groups of individuals previously unknown to each other. The victim, a man, arrived at an area hospital with a gunshot wound to his lower torso as police investigated at the mall.
Police: Investigation underway after fatal DUI crash in Laurel
Anne Arundel County Police are currently investigating a fatal early morning car crash in Laurel. At approximately 2 a. m. , officers responded to a two-vehicle car crash off of MD Route 32 East, just east of MD 198. At the scene, officers discovered that a Ford pick-up truck was traveling in the wrong direction in the eastbound lanes of MD 32. The driver of the Ford pick-up struck a Toyota Camry nearly head-on. The driver of the Toyota, 33-year-old Raymond McCarter, Jr.
Police: Man charged with killing mother at their home
BROOKLYN, Md. (AP) - Police say a Maryland man has been charged with killing his mother at their home. Anne Arundel County police said in a statement Friday that a 25-year-old Brent Faulkner called 911 on Thursday and said that his mother had been killed and a suspect fled the home. When officers arrived, police say Faulkner met them outside and his mother, 52-year-old Dona Faulkner, was found inside with apparent trauma. She was pronounced dead. Through interviews and evidence, police say Brent Faulkner was identified as the suspect and charged with first- and second-degree murder. They say Dona Faulkner tried to defend herself during a struggle and detectives found fresh injuries on her son.
Second Fairfax accuser is intensely private single mother
The Maryland woman who has accused Democratic Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of raping her while they were students at Duke University in 2000 is an intensely private single mother who worked for several years as a school fundraiser and had a turbulent personal life, according to friends and court records.
El Chapo's Maryland-based defense attorney speaks out about serving on trial
Maryland based attorney William Purpura has had a long and noteworthy career, but this will no doubt go down as the case of a lifetime: defending El Chapo. "The number one narcotic trafficker in the world and just sitting across from him on a daily basis and talking to him was extremely interesting," said Purpura. El Chapo chose Purpura and two other attorneys based on their reputations and in Purpura's case experience defending drug kingpins.
Nearly 50 years after serial killer struck in Maryland, his victim sketches are released
Months after police say a "prolific serial killer" admitted to a murder in Laurel, Maryland in the 1970s, investigators have released a series of sketches thatSamuel Little drewbased on his memories of his victims. Little, 78, was arrested at a Kentucky homeless shelter in September 2012 and extradited to California, where he was wanted on a narcotics charge.
White supremacist sentenced for killing black man with sword
NEW YORK (AP) - A white supremacist who killed a black man with a sword as part of an attack that authorities said was intended to incite a race war has been sentenced to life in prison without parole. James Jackson was sentenced on Wednesday. He admitted to fatally stabbing 66-year-old Timothy Caughman in March 2017 after stalking a number of black men in New York City. Jackson, who is white, told police he traveled from Baltimore to carry out the attack because New York is the media capital of the world. He said the slaying was intended to be practice for further assaults on black people. Caughman, who was remembered as a gentleman and a good neighbor, was attacked while collecting bottles for recycling.
Report: Baltimore Ravens to trade quarterback Joe Flacco to Denver Broncos
The Baltimore Ravens have agreed in principle to trade former Super Bowl MVP Joe Flacco to the Denver Broncos. ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the trade cannot happen until the new NFL league year begins on March 13. Teams are prohibited from commenting on a deal or terms surrounding it. This is a developing story that will be updated.
Health groups back down-payment insurance plan in Maryland
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Health organizations in Maryland are backing a proposal to create an individual health care mandate at the state level. Several groups and lawmakers will gather in Annapolis on Wednesday to endorse legislation in the Maryland General Assembly that would revive the mandate that was gutted at the federal level. But instead of requiring those who remain uninsured to pay a penalty, the measure would require them to pay a down payment on health insurance. The measure stalled last year in Annapolis, but supporters are hoping the idea is gaining momentum and will have the votes this year. Supporters say the bill has more than 80 co-sponsors in the General Assembly.
Police: Baltimore man dies from wounds in 2002 shooting
BALTIMORE (AP) - Police in Baltimore say a man has died from wounds sustained in a 2002 shooting. The Baltimore Sun reports police say the medical examiner's office has ruled David Golden's death last week to be a homicide caused by the shooting. Authorities have said that Golden told officers his then-girlfriend's ex-boyfriend shot him during an argument. Two men, Donte Clowney and Kobie Lee Farmer, were charged with attempted murder and other offenses in Golden's shooting. Authorities said Golden shot Farmer and another man days before Golden was set to testify against Farmer. Golden then recanted his allegations against Farmer and Clowney in court, and they were acquitted of all charges in 2004.
Not a rom-com: Towson University police warn of woman looking for a date for her son
It's almost Valentine's Day, and at Towson University in Maryland a mother has been trying so hard to find a date for her son that police are concerned. The Baltimore Sun reports that a woman in her 50s wearing a multicolored scarf approached students in two campus buildings last week, showing them a picture on her cellphone and asking if they would date her son.