Local rapper among five murdered since Sunday

Posted at 5:21 PM, Oct 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-23 17:21:46-04

On Oswego Avenue, in Northeast Baltimore, a resident said he heard a single shot last night, walked out and saw a man lying in the street.

The stained asphalt is nearly identical to the scene on Normandy Avenue near Edmonson Village where Sunday, another man was shot and killed.

Here, longtime resident Samuel Maker laments the reckless disregard for life.

"It doesn't make sense that they sit back and can’t resolve issues like regular people,” Maker said, “Everything is, you step on my foot and I am going to shoot you because you messed up my shoe.”

Police sat on the corner yesterday but today the familiar sight of mylar balloons mark the spot where a local musician’s voice was silenced.

24-year-old Dominic Gant went by Nick Breed, a local rapper from Edmonson Village, the musician was regarded as an up and comer...a voice growing in popularity and influence.

Police say he was shot dead on this spot, neighbors say it sounded like a drive-by but there are still no leads in the case.

But two other murders from Sunday are already solved.

Police arrested Jasmin Thomas for the stabbing death of Antoine Ennels on Bruce Court in West Baltimore.

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Detectives were also able to close the murder of Preston Merritt, a family affair police say after arresting Gregory Brown for stabbing his once step-father to death on Brighton Street in West Baltimore.

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