BALTIMORE POLICE CRIME SAGA REPORTS:
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MURDER #202 IN BALTIMORE IN 2023
On September 25, 2023, at approximately 11:34 a.m., officers responded to an apartment complex in the 300 block of West Franklin Street to investigate a call for service.
Upon arrival, officers observed a deceased 26-year-old female with signs of blunt-force trauma. The Medical Examiner’s Office responded and took possession of the victim’s body. Next of kin notification will be made by detectives.
Preliminary investigation revealed that a missing person’s call had been dispatched a short time prior.
Homicide detectives responded and assumed control over this investigation.
Southern District Shooting Investigation
On September 24, 2023, at approximately 1:29 a.m., officers responded to the 900 block of W. Ostend Street for a Shotspotter alert. Once there, officers canvassed the area and found evidence of a discharge.
Officers were then dispatched to an area hospital to investigate a walk-in shooting victim seeking treatment.
Once at the hospital, officers observed a 37-year-old male being treated by medical personnel, suffering from non-life-threatening gunshot wounds.
Southern District Homicide Investigation
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On September 24, 2023, at approximately 2:52 p.m., Southern District officers were dispatched to the 2600 block of W. Patapsco Avenue to investigate a reported shooting.
Officers responded to the location and observed two unidentified males suffering from gunshot wounds. Both victims were transported to an area hospital where, despite life-saving measures, both were pronounced deceased a short time later.
BALTIMORE MURDER #201 for 2023
Central District Homicide Investigation
On September 23, 2023, at approximately 11:01 p.m., Central District officers were dispatched to the 100 block of E. Mulberry Street for a shooting.
Upon arrival, officers located a 21-year-old male suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. The victim was transported to Johns Hopkins Hospital, where he was pronounced deceased.
A short time later, a 22-year-old male walked into a local hospital seeking treatment for a gunshot wound. His injuries are believed to be non-life threatening.
Detectives have learned that both victims were shot in the 100 block of E. Mulberry Street.
Homicide detectives responded and assumed control of the investigation.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call detectives at (410) 396-2100.
Those who wish to remain anonymous may utilize the Metro Crime Stoppers tip line at 1-866-7LOCKUP. You may also text tips through the Metro Crime Stoppers of Maryland website.
MURDER #200 for 2023 in Baltimore
Southeast District Homicide Investigation after Double Shooting
On September 23, 2023, at approximately 10:46 a.m., Southeast District officers responded to the 400 block of N. Curley Street for a shooting.
Upon arrival, officers located a 38-year-old male and an unidentified male, both suffering from gunshot wounds.
The unidentified male was pronounced deceased on the scene. The 38-year-old male victim was transported to an area hospital for treatment for non-life-threatening injuries.
On Sept. 22, 2023, an active Baltimore Police Department (BPD) member was charged with misconduct in office and theft for actions which took place on Sept. 20, 2023.
As soon as the Department became aware of the allegations, we moved swiftly to have the allegations investigated by our Public Integrity Bureau and notification was made to the State’s Attorney’s Office.
“The Department takes misconduct in office and other illegal behaviors very seriously. Each member takes an oath of office to uphold the Constitution and to serve the citizens of Baltimore,” said Acting Commissioner Richard Worley. “It is of the utmost importance to the Department that we continue to work to strengthen trust with the community, strengthen relationships and remain steadfast in our commitment to transparency. This type of conduct, if proven, erodes that process and hurts us all.”
“Transparency and accountability have been priorities for my administration since day one. I’ve said repeatedly: any city employee who is caught doing the wrong thing, no matter what agency or office they work for, will be held accountable for breaking the public’s trust,” said Mayor Brandon M. Scott. “I appreciate the swift action that is being taken by Commissioner Worley and the BPD in handling this issue.”
“Just this week, I announced the republishing of the DNC list, highlighting my commitment to transparency and accountability, even for our law enforcement officers,” said State’s Attorney Ivan J. Bates. “I am disheartened to learn of the recent charges against one of BPD’s officers sworn to serve and protect our city, and it highlights the importance of our mission to rebuild the public trust in Baltimore between law enforcement and the communities they safeguard. My Public Trust and Police Integrity Unit will thoroughly investigate the allegations against this officer and take the appropriate action to ensure the accountability that our residents deserve.”
Officer Eric Payton is an almost seven-year member of the Department. He was assigned to the Northeast District.
Upon learning of the allegations, the Department immediately suspended his police powers. After being charged on Sept. 22, Officer Payton has been suspended without pay.
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