Police Investigate Rash Of Violence In Baltimore City

BALTIMORE (WJZ)— A mother killed inside her home is one of four people murdered in Baltimore this weekend.

Mike Hellgren has details on the crime spree and reaction from the people impacted by the violence.

A 10-year-old girl found her mother beaten to death inside their Southeast Baltimore home.

Grief-stricken family members sobbed as medical examiners carted away the body of 41-year-old Patsy Person, found beaten to death on the second floor of her home in the 200-block of Belnord Avenue Sunday.

“I can’t believe my baby sister is gone.  I mean, you hear about stuff like this happening, but you never think it could happen to you,” said Person’s sister, Daffine Perry.

Perry says her sister was home with at least two of her three children when the attack happened.

“He didn’t even think about her kids,” Perry said.  “They were in the next room.”

A neighbor said she found the victim’s 10-year-old daughter in the morning outside of the house, crying that her mother was dead.  That neighbor called 911 and then went in the house, where she said she saw the victim partially clothed, lying face down in a large pool of blood.

“I’m angry,” said Reggie Parker, Person’s brother.

Parker says his sister loved her three children.  She recently graduated from truck driving school and her big yellow truck cab still sits parked on the street in front of her house.

“I just hope that they catch this guy and let justice serve itself.  I hope they give him the death penalty, because no matter what people are going through, that’s no way to take another person’s life like that,” Parker said.

Person is not the only life taken this weekend.  Early Sunday morning, Richard Mills, 46, was stabbed to death in his pickup truck on Gorsuch Avenue.  Around the same time, police found Jarel McFadden, 22, shot in the chest along Lester Morton Court.  Early Saturday morning, a 25-year-old man died after he was stabbed in the leg during a fight at Charles and Fayette streets.

As for Patsy Person’s murder, family members say they passed on some important information to police.  A police spokesman would only tell WJZ their detectives are actively pursuing a strong lead in this case.

If you have information on any of these crimes, please call police.

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  • truthteller

    is there anything new in the news?

  • huck and jim

    They should have thug/gang member hunting season just like they have deer season and duck hunting season!!! Let the cops and law abiding citizens clean the streets up. I mean, enough is enough already!!!!

    • Georgeanna Modlin

      You are 100% right. Its the only way to stop them.

    • JackDaniels


    • ringo

      I would love to do that and maybe I could return to the city I once love!

    • Navy Blue Power Ranger

      You can come into the city and put your plan in motion.. Stupid resolution!!!

  • delores


    • Clams and Yams

      RIGHT WHAT!!!!! You agree with huck and shuck!!!

  • Diane King

    Ah, summertime in Baltimore City. Ain’t it grand?

  • Crazy

    Instead of plotting how to scam Staples out of $20,000 in fake overtime money and sleeping with officers in his district, Major Darryl DeSousa of the Northeast District should be figuring out how to make the streets safe for the residents of his district.

  • Balto Resident

    Add the shooting in Brooklyn to the list.

    • Dale Spearsdoesitbetter

      yeah that sad and that eric phillps brag about killing that guy you not safe anymore with all teh drugies needs there dope and crack and people life getting taken.

  • tasha

    i love you aunt patsy

    • tylerjake

      Tasha, I hope they catch who did this to your aunt! She sounds like someone who was really trying to give her children a better life. GOD bless you and your family!!

      • Leonard

        Same here!

    • neighborhood teacher

      please let us know when/if there are funeral services for Patsy.

  • R. Gross

    The reality of life in Baltimore City is not going to change until its citizens have had enough and will no longer stand for this type of behavior. Unfortunately, we haven’t reached that point yet. As long as “Stop Snitching” and “jury nullification” continue to be important buzzwords in the city, nothing is going to change.

    • stationnorth

      I will second that R.Gross.

  • Robert Long

    Nothing is going to change in the city Until they put cam’s on every single block in the city with zoom so they can see every single thing going on outside peoples homes. That will be the one and only way to fix things in the city. Its sad that it has to come to that. But look at places where the cam’s are for the police. Those areas in a 1 block radius are crime free. Because they can see everything thats done.

    • Ken

      Unfortunately it will come to this because the communities will not co-operate out of fear or mistrust. Once all the cameras are in place then the need for witnesses or community involvement is not needed. Although then we have a police state and possibly marshall law. What a great city. This is happening in many cities in this great country. What a shame for our grandchildren. .

      • Bloodymore,MD

        Instead we will just extend the distance of the light rail system so the crime can spead throughout the county.
        Then the polititians can state how the crime has went down in the city……….but unfortunately…a rise in the counties.

      • Leonard

        I think you hit the nail on the head. Who could forget what happended to the Dawson family? People are justifiably scared to speak up.

  • Tracee

    Gross and Ken are dead on. This slaughter, that is not surprising, will NOT stop until the citizens get ANGRY and shut the city down. But, they of course will just put up some teddy bears, sprinkle a bit of wine and talk about how it could happen. DUH!!!!!!! Might I suggest, you all take back some of your power.
    SHUT THE INNER HARBOR DOWN!!!!!! Plan a protest (w/o police’s stamp of approval) and have your numbers so mighty that the precious, protected Inner Harbor area is IMMOBILE.
    The police are STUPID (the lazy, criminal ones) and those who are decent and ethical probably get bogged down by the in house BS.
    You should vote for NO ONE who is already in office or on the city council. They are useless. Vote for NO politician who is currently holding an office: Not the Curran fellow (isn’t he just a nepotism elected officical?).
    Actually, when are WE, all citizens, going to take to the streets like in Egypt and demand OUR rights. Enough political liars, cheaters (which includes 90%) and no more good old boy police chiefs and promotions!!!!!!!
    What is the New, underwhelming, Cheif Prosecutor doing? Haven’t heard much from the so called man with the plan??? Murder still going on on his watch.

  • Gino

    can’t make the streets safe – some people don’t want them that way – they just want to shoot one another – solve their problems with guns instead of working for a living they sell drugs and steal from one another then shoot the miscreant for stealing from them – vicious circle – legalize drugs – that will help but not much – they’ll just find another reason to shoot one another

  • Bloodymore,MD

    Last week was a slow murder week in Bloodymore……It coincides with distribution of monthly Goverment checks. Now the money is gone and I guess we are back to normal.

    Just Another Day in The NeighborHood.

    Harm City…..The City That Bleeds.

    • Alexandra Brown

      Well said!

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  • stationnorth

    When will O’Malley and Blake declare a state-of-emergency against crime in Baltimore? To heck with the ACLU. Do whatever it takes, (i.e., curfew, cameras, longer prison sentences, etc.) to crack down thugs and wannabe thugs to end the crimes.

  • Leonard

    I love my country but hate the way the murderers have more rights than their victims. This poor womans right to live and raise her children was taken from her. But the person who did it is entitled to a fair trial, and humane treatment.

  • Kim

    Pasty and my two other sister grow up together. It very sad to see her on WJZ TV. Such wonderful person and such short life. My prayers in to catch the person that done that kill her. Most of all please keep the CHILDREN in your prayers just as well. I look at Pasty picture I know that picture from the 1980s what a goodtime we all had on Hollins Street. Pasty and my sister went to SHCHOOL #48 together. People always thought those two were sister. We did not say anything about they was not sister. Will miss Pasty.

    On the behalf Nehi, Paulette, Kim and Mrs. Helen From Hollins Street

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