Muggy today with more rain, highs around 90, and storms possible later. Tomorrow will be sunnier, highs in the low 90s, and a continued chance of storms.
Two men and one woman are dead following a quadruple shooting in Poppleton last night, near the University of Maryland Baltimore campus. Witnesses say that two vans pulled up to the 900 block of W. Fayette, two men with guns got out and started shooting, then got back in the vans and left.
Also yesterday, police announced that John F. Davis, shot last week in Cherry Hill, also died from his injuries – the first murder in the Cherry Hill neighborhood in over a year.
The newest killings bring Baltimore to 154 homicides for 2015, averaging more than 1 a day following the death of Freddie Gray on April 19th.
In response to the continued wave of violence in the streets of Baltimore, the Baltimore Police have vowed to keep all police stations open to the public 24 hours a day. Just kidding, it’s actually because a white guy got his bike stolen and wrote a letter to the newspaper about it.
But seriously, Connor Meek’s account of his mugging and subsequent runaround by the police was pretty damning. Also damning: one of the officers Meek encountered took to Facebook to blame Meek for what happened to him (having the nerve to ride his bike down a bike path during daylight).
Following yesterday’s outcry over the op-ed, BPD announced that all precinct stations will keep public lobbies open 24/7.
A new plan from the White House will help bring more solar energy to Baltimore, incentivizing the use of solar panels on rooftops across the city. The initiative will make it easier to finance rooftop solar panels, while also encouraging community-based solar projects.
While Maryland (and the rest of the country) struggles with an epidemic of heroin deaths, the price of naloxone, an anti-overdose drug, has quadrupled in recent months. Experts are asking the state to negotiate directly with drug companies to find a better deal.
Earlier this week, Baltimore City Health Commissioner Dr. Leana Wen sounded the alarm about heroin laced with fentanyl, a deadly combination that killed 39 in Baltimore during the first 3 months of 2015.
Ahead of the first practices of the 2015-16 season, The Sun profiled Ravens’ offensive lineman / peer-reviewed mathematician John Urschel.