BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Baltimore’s homicide rate continues to climb, with a weekend murder bringing the year’s total to 255.
At the same point in 2018, Baltimore had seen 228 homicides, more than two dozen fewer than this year.READ MORE: 'The School Shouldn't Be Open Right Now': Parents React To COVID-19 Outbreak At Cherry Hill Elementary Middle School
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The latest murder happened Saturday when police found a 57-year-old man with stab wounds inside a home in east Baltimore. He later died from his injuries. A 75-year-old woman was also found unconscious at the scene.READ MORE: Almost 9,000 Vaccinated Marylanders Get Additional Shots Since Approval of Pfizer Booster
A naked man fleeing the scene was taken into custody as a person of interest.
Non-fatal shootings are also up significantly; there have been 601 so far in 2019.MORE NEWS: 'We're The Cure To This Situation': 9 Killed, 13 Wounded In Baltimore Over The Past Week
Baltimore ended 2018 with 309 murders and saw 342 homicides in 2017.