BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore police have lowered the city’s homicide count for the month of May to 42.
The department announced Thursday that after a review of a fatal shooting on May 7, detectives found it to be justified. Police say this lowers the homicide count for the month from 43.READ MORE: Baltimore's Christmas Village Among '10 Best Christmas Markets' In The U.S.
The change makes May the city’s deadliest month since August 1990, when there were also 42 homicides, according to the Baltimore Sun.READ MORE: Maryland Department Of Health's Website Compromised After Cyberattack; COVID Metrics Not Updated Due To 'Server Outage'
Police say there have been 121 homicides so far this year. That’s 35 more than the 85 homicides at the same point last year.
There were 221 shootings in the city this year, including 103 shootings in May alone. That’s 97 more shootings the 124 at the same point last year.MORE NEWS: Derby Winner Medina Spirit, Who Underwent Strict Testing Ahead Of Preakness, Collapses, Dies In California
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