Two recent victims identified
A brief update before the weekend, as police have identified two additional homicide victims. Information is still sparse, and we'd like to hear from family members of the victims if they happen upon this blog post.
-Patrick Dolan, 19, was identified as the man fatally stabbed in what appeared to be a robbery at 10:30 a.m. in the Belair-Edison neighborhood earlier this week. Dolan, who does not appear to have any criminal record, was stabbed in the 3500 block of Juneway, a few blocks north of Archbishop Curley High School, on Nov. 23. According to a death notice posted on the Sun's web site, his funeral was today.
-Davon Douglas, 28, is the man who was fatally stabbed in the 1800 block of Eagle St. on Nov. 24 at about 8 a.m. Police said they did not have a last known address for Douglas, but records indicate he was from the Brooklyn area. He had a long record of drug arrests, though none since last year. In 2002, Douglas had money stolen from his pants pocket by a city paramedic responding to an accident scene.
On Twitter, a user named Cuzzo410 wrote this: "This city i love..has no heart...no soul it took my brotha away from me RIP BOWS (Davon Douglas)"
For those interested in demographics of the city's crime, Dolan is just the 12th white homicide victim, out of 203 people slain so far this year. Meanwhile, both men were stabbed - only 23 of this year's victims have died from stab wounds, the cause of death for three of the past five people killed in the city. A fourth died from blunt force trauma.