Violent weekend in Baltimore turns into violent week

1 person in custody, warrants out for 2 suspects
Posted at 11:19 PM, May 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-01 23:19:45-04

108 people have been killed in Baltimore since the beginning of the year.   This weekend, 5 of those people were murdered and investigators are asking for the public's help to bring their killers to justice.

Baltimore Police have 1 person in custody and two others investigators are looking for in connection to 3 of this weekend's murders.

"Most of the incidents that occurred where we saw murders were related parties... several of which were domestic-type related," said Chief T.J. Smith of The Baltimore Police Department.

Christopher Hill allegedly killed Ronald Rice along the 2100 block of Ashton street last week.

Smith told ABC2, "He's been arrested and charged with first degree murder in that case and we are seeking another individual who might've been involved in that case."

In another neighborhood, a family and neighborhood are torn apart as they remembered Ashley Long at a vigil Monday. 

"It's horrible and I'm upset about it, my wife she didn't deserve that she really didn't," said Long's wife, Mercedes Long.

Long was killed Saturday on Rose Street.

"We just got married April 10th," Long told ABC2.  "It was senseless, no reason.  No reason at all.  She didn't deserve it.  She loved everybody."

Alexis Long, who lost her sister, said she's numb.  "At this moment I haven't accepted that she's gone.  I know that when I got shot, she nursed me back to health so all I can do, is what I can do."

Investigators are looking for Qu'sean Swilling for Long's murder as her family copes with the loss.  And in another area, another murder.  Police say Avon Byrd allegedly killed a 40-year-old along East Street over the weekend.

"People have the availability, accessibility of guns and they're not afraid to use them," Smith said.

Anyone with information on any of the suspects or cases should call police or Metro Crimestoppers