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BPD reclassifies and reassigns three incidents initially ruled homicides

Posted at 6:23 PM, Oct 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-29 18:35:31-04

Baltimore has seen 259 homicides thus far in 2018.

The number had been higher, prior to Baltimore Police announcing the reclassification of two previous incidents, and the reassigning of another that were initially ruled homicides.

On Monday officials corrected a report they released suggesting a man shot on Friday in the 1700 block of Ashburton Street had died. Police now say the 22-year-old victim is not dead but in critical condition.

A homicide that occurred on September 4 on Roslyn Avenue was deemed justified as self defense, and therefore will no longer count against the 2018 homicide total.

In addition, a September 27 incident in which a missing 18-year-old Anne Arundel County woman was found dead in South Baltimore, has been reassigned to the Anne Arundel County Police Department.