BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Baltimore has reached a grim milestone Monday with its 300th homicide reported.
A 44-year-old man was found suffering from several stab wounds in the 3300 block of Burleith Avenue around 7:44 a.m. He later died at Sinai Hospital.READ MORE: Maryland OKs COVID-19 Booster Shots For 'Anyone Who Needs One'
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It marks the 300th homicide so far this year. In 2019, there were 348 total homicides in Baltimore.
It’s the sixth year in a row, Baltimore has surpassed 300 homicides in a year.
The Fraternal Order of Police released a statement about the homicides.
In it they say, since Police Commissioner Michael Harrison arrived two years ago, the violent crime continues in the city.READ MORE: COVID-19 In Maryland: State Has Administered Over 50K Booster Shots
300 Homicides in Baltimore for the 6th year in a row! pic.twitter.com/dTBt3SEb0u
— Baltimore City FOP (@FOP3) November 23, 2020
Last year around this time of year there were 309 homicides reported.
As for the fatal stabbing this morning, police have arrested a 39-year-old man in the case. According to detectives, there was an altercation between the two men, who have family ties, at the victim’s home.MORE NEWS: Pedestrian Who Left Rideshare Struck And Killed On JFX Overnight