Tj Proechel – Baltimore
On May 2, 2007 police got an anonymous call that there was a dead body in a vacant building in the 2200 block of Barclay Street. When police arrived at the severely dilapidated house they found a body that bore obvious signs of trauma and had been shot. The man was identified as Derius Harmon, an 18-year-old African-American man from that neighborhood. Bryant Williams, a 23-year-old African-American man and an alleged member of the Young Guerrilla Family gang, was arrested June 26 for the Harmon’s murder.
At 4:10 a.m. Deandre Hatcher, a 17-year-old African-American male, was found lying in the 300 block of E. 23 1/2 Street. He had been shot in the head and face and died at Hopkins Hospital at 4:50 a.m.
Someone driving near Arlington Elementary School saw a man lying by the street and called police. The man was Javon King, a 19-year-old African-American, and he had been shot numerous times throughout his body. He was taken to Sinai Hospital, where he died at 1:08 a.m. Several people in the neighborhood told police that they heard gunshots between 9:30 and 11 p.m., but according to police no one called 911 from that area at that time.
On September 25, 2007 the body of Keith Ray, a 24-year-old African-American man, was found under a pile of wood in Wyman Park. He had been shot in the head.
On October 30, 2007 Police received several calls that there was a shooting in the 700 block of Bartlett Avenue in the East Baltimore Midway neighborhood. When they arrived they found Alexander Robertson-El, a 26-year-old African-American man, lying on the sidewalk bleeding. He had been shot and died at Hopkins Hospital less than an hour later.
On May 1, 2008 an unidentified woman’s body was found by a garbage man on his morning rounds. The woman’s body was found on the 2900 block of Ellicott Drive. The house she was found behind was vacant and had been so for many years.