|Flint's battlefield: A three-year homicide map
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on January 04, 2013 at 7:30 AM, updated January 04, 2013 at 7:58 AM
FLINT, MI -- There have been 189 homicides in the city since 2010.
Flint hit 66 homicides in 2012, tying an all-time record set just two years ago.
Below is a map of the locations of each homicide in the last three years, as well as the names of the slain on Flint's battlefield.
The spike in homicides occurred almost immediately after large-scale layoffs in March of 2010. By year's end the city had set a record with 66 homicides, breaking the previous mark of 61 set in 1986.
Killing continued in 2011 with 57 homicides.
A look at the map shows the majority of the homicides took place on the north and east sides, historically the most economically depressed areas of the city. Just 25 homicides in the last three years occurred south of Court Street.
The map is color-coded by year. Green markers denote 2012 homicides while red markers are from 2011 and blue from 2010.
View Flint Homicides 2010-2012 in a larger map
No. 1: Jan. 11:
Kevin Berger, 55, died Jan. 11 after a Jan. 10 double shooting at his home on Keller Avenue near Welch Boulevard around 10:15 pm. Darius McGee, 25, was also critically shot. He survived.
The suspected shooter, Arsenio Hall, 17, was charged soon after the shooting, but wasn't located and arrested until March. Police believe the shooting involved a robbery of a dice game.
No. 2: Jan. 13:
Shane Denise Bartels died Jan. 13 at 8:31 a.m. at 1022 Van Buskirt St. She was 38. The case is open and being handled by Sgt. Brett Small. 2030-12 Ruled homicide on June 14
Shane D. Bartels, 38, was found dead outside a home on Van Buskirk Street around 8:30 a.m. Jan. 13. Police were called to the scene for a suicide, but officers recognized it as suspicious and it was ruled a homicide June 14. Police said she died of asphyxiation. No arrests have been announced in the case.
No. 3: Jan. 14:
Police said a 16-year-old boy was playing with a gun when it went off, hitting 15-year-old Dalaun Morgan in the head. The incident occurred around 11:30 a.m. Jan. 14 on Seneca Street near Pasadena Avenue.
The 16-year-old was arrested and the case will be forwarded over to the Genesee County Prosecutor's Office to see if charges will be filed, police said. in the head and killing him.
The incident occurred around 11:30 a.m. Jan. 14 on Seneca near Pasadena Avenue.
Sgt. Andrew Gauthier is handling, Case # 2197-12
No. 4: Jan. 14:
Aaron LaCour, 19, was shot and killed around 6 p.m. Jan. 14 while driving on Grand Traverse Avenue near 3rd Street. Police said it appeared a person in another vehicle approached LaCour's and fired inside. Police have not announced any arrests.
No. 5: Jan. 17:
Samuel E. Garner, 28, was found by relatives shot multiple times around 12:30 a.m. Jan. 17 at a home on Winona Street near Welch Boulevard. He was later pronounced dead at Hurley Medical Center. Police have not announced any arrests.
Nos. 6 and 7: Jan. 18:
Firefighters were putting out a car fire around 11:40 p.m. Jan. 18 when they found two bodies nearby Raskob Street near Ballenger Highway. Oscar Knuckles, Jr., 25, and Amyre Aikins, 23, died of numerous gunshot wounds. William Evans, 20, and Steven Webster, 26, were later charged with two counts of open murder, armed robbery, carjacking, and felony firearm.
No. 8: Jan. 22:
Shamika Johnson, 18, was shot to death around 8:30 p.m. Jan. 22 outside her sister's house on Winona Street near Cooper Avenue. A person of interest in the case turned himself over to police days later, but no charges were announced.
No. 9: Jan. 24:
Police said Dustin L. Newton, 32, was shot and killed by his girlfriend because she thought he was an intruder. The incident occurred around 8 a.m. Jan. 24 on Bradley Avenue and Reynolds Street. Prosecutors announced in June that there would be no charges in the case. Per Flint police the homicide took place at 1019 Bradley.
No. 10: Feb. 5:
Roosevelt Dent, 78, was found shot to death Feb. 5 at his home in the 300 block of E. Marengo Avenue, police said. Police released few details, but said the incident did not appear to be a home invasion. No arrests were announced. Police responded around 1:30 p.m. The homicide was at 318 East Marengo Avenue.
No. 11: Feb. 6:
Rickey Seales Jr., 19, was shot to death around 1:15 a.m. Feb. 6 in the entrance way of Purple Moon nightclub on (2525 S. Dort Highway) Dort Highway near Atherton Road. No arrests were announced in the case.
No. 12: Feb. 25:
Samurai Lowe, 32, was shot to death around 9:30 p.m. Feb. 25 outside a home in 3000 block of Clement Street (Ave.) between Winona and Seneca streets. There were no arrests announced in the case.
No. 13: Feb. 27:
Anthony Earl Allen, Jr., 20, was shot and killed as he sat in a car parked in a driveway on (6601) Orange Lane near Carpenter Road at 3:20 p.m. Feb. 27. Tyree Darius Austin, 17, of Flint is charged with open murder, carrying a concealed weapon, felony firearm and possession of marijuana. Witnesses testified that Austin challenged Allen to a fight in the driveway before leaving and returning with a gun.
No. 14: March 5:
Ryan Stinson, 42, was shot in the head while inside Fleming Food Shop, 4229 Fleming Road, around 8:30 p.m. March 4. There were no arrests announced in the case. Stinson's son, Ryan Ervin, was shot to death in 2010.
Nos. 15. and 16: April 8:
Michael M. Edwards, 39, and Latosha M. Fox, 32, were shot to death at Edward's Neilson Street home early Easter Sunday, April 8. Around 3:30 a.m.
Police arrested two suspects, and police say the case is closed.
No. 17: April 14:
Danielle L. Woods, 24, was shot to death around 2:45 p.m. April 14 in the parking lot of South End Market, (1701 S. Saginaw St.) on Saginaw and 12th streets..
Police said a man wearing a mask approached and shot her in the lot around 2:45 p.m. No arrests have been announced.
No. 18: April 16:
Kalien Stubbs, 22, was found shot to death inside a truck April 16 in the parking lot of Shiloh Commons apartment complex, (3209 Buick St.) at Buick Street and McLellan strreets.
He was found slumped over in his vehicle around 3:15 a.m. and was pronounced dead at the scene. Police have not announced any arrests.
No. 19: April 18:
Darrin Bass, 44, was shot to death around 2:30 p.m. April 18 outside a liquor store on Pierson and Fleming roads (1516 W. Pierson Road at Stop-N-Shop Mini Mart). Police believe he was not the intended target in the shooting and was struck by a stray bullet. No arrests have been reported.
No. 20: April 23:
Police found Andrew C. Jones, 44, and Rendell Taylor, 30, shot in a Chrysler 300 on (500 blcok of West Baltimore) Baltimore Boulevard near Dupont Street around 7:20 a.m. April 23. Jones was pronounced dead at the scene and Taylor was shot in the head but survived. Per Flint police: case has been closed.
No. 21: April 29:
Donald Bell, Jr., 18, was fatally shot around 9:15 p.m. April 29 at a (3541 Providence St.) Providence Street home. There have been no arrests announced in the case.
No. 22: April 30:
Michael Hoadley, 43, was in a vehicle when he was shot around 2:30 a.m. April 30 at the Sunoco gas station on (4030 N.)Dort Higway near Richfield Road. He died at Hurley Medical Center May 2. Shelly Swayze, 47, was also shot in the vehicle but survived. Police reported that there were two teenage male suspects, but no arrests have been announced.
No. 23: May 3:
Denzel Webster, 18, died at Hurley Medical Center after he was shot outside an apartment complex on (2000 block) South Averill Avenue near Lippincott Boulevard on the city's south side around 7:30 p.m. May 3. Two other victims were also shot but survived. Neighbors told police they heard gunshots just before a white vehicle squealed in reverse into a yard. The three victims were inside the vehicle. No arrests have been announced in the case.
No. 24: May 6:
Matthew Angell, 30, was found shot to death in a Ford Explorer around 10 p.m. May 6 on (1710) Montana Avenue near Minnesota Avenue, according to police. No arrests have been announced in the case.
No. 25: May 17:
Harold D. Geary, 47, was found slumped over in his vehicle, dead of a gunshot wound on Dewey Street and Industrial Avenue around 8 a.m. May 17. No arrests have been announced in the case.
No. 26: May 26:
Patrick Doughty, 40, was stabbed during a fight involving another man and a woman outside the Quick Pick party store on (1742 W.) Court Street and Glenwood Avenue at 11:17 p.m. May 26, according to police. He was pronounced dead at Hurley Medical Center. There were no arrests announced in the case.
No. 27: May 27:
Tommy J. Vaughn, 16, was shot and killed as he sat on the porch of his (1806) Adams Avenue home around 6:15 p.m. May 27. Vaughn was a 9th grader at Northern High School. No arrests have been announced in the case.
No. 28: June 8:
Antonio Bell, Jr. 14, was shot and killed at Mott Park around 7:30 p.m. June 8. The teen had just completed the 8th grade at McKinley Middle School. D'Angelo Sawyers and Kewon M. Harris, both 15, are charged with open murder and felony firearms in Bell's death. Sawyers also faces an additional charge of carrying a concealed weapon.
No. 29: June 22:
Joyce Nelson, 49, was found shot outside her home around 6 a.m. June 22 on (325 E.) Van Wagoner Avenue and Marvin Street, according to police. She was taken to the hospital, where she was pronounced dead. Minutes after Nelson was found, her 56-year-old boyfriend Cleophis Hall was found covered in blood outside Flint police headquarters and later charged with open murder, felony firearm and felon in possession of a firearm. Nelson was a behavioral specialist at Hamady Middle/High School.
No. 30: June 23:
Denzel Carroll, 18, was shot when his friend, 20-year-old Troy Williams, accidentally fired a rifle around 1 a.m. June 23 at Williams’ (6626) Hillcroft Drive home, according to the county prosecutor’s office. Williams' mother took Carroll to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead about 30 minutes later. Williams was charged with negligent manslaughter.
Nos. 31 and 32: June 26:
Sandra Pittman, 23, and Marquise Meeks, 21, were shot to death around 12:30 a.m. July 26 at the home of Roderick D. Harris on (317 E.) Pulaski near King Avenue, according to police. Harris turned himself over to police and told investigators the pair went to his house to collect a debt and that he shot them in self defense. Prosecutors in July charged Harris, 43, a parolee at the time of the shooting, with two counts of murder and felon in possession of a firearm.
No. 33: July 5:
Phillip E. Johnson Jr., 20, was shot outside the Palm Tree Lounge on Clio Road, south of Stewart around 1:50 a.m. at 4000 Clio Road. July 5, according to police. He was later pronounced dead at Hurley Medical Center. Ambrianna S. Odom, 20, was also shot, apparently hit by a stray bullet when she was inside the Liquor Wheel store, but survived. No arrests have been announced in the case.
No. 34: July 15:
Jordache "Jody" Allen, 34, was gunned down on the porch of his (329) Odette Street home around 4 p.m. July 15. Allen was known as star point guard at Flint Northwestern High School in the 1990s. No arrests have been announced in the case.
No. 35: July 16:
Clarence Stewart, 24, was shot several times in the leg around 11:30 p.m. July 16 in the parking lot of the Quick Pick liquor store at the corner of Glenwood and (at 1724 W.) Court Street, according to police. The man struggled with paramedics before falling lifeless and being rushed away by ambulance. He pronounced dead at Hurley Medical Center. John I. Boddie Jr., 55, was arrested a short time later and charged with open murder, felon in possession of a firearm, carrying a concealed weapon and felony firearms.
Nos. 36, 37, 38: July 18:
Anthony Simpkins, 21, Bobby Jackson, 36, and Erica Billingsly, 21,, were shot to death around 3:30 a.m. July 18 at a home on Tacken and Frazer streets, according to police. A fourth victim, Jacinta Mills, 20, of Detroit, was also shot and beaten, but survived. James Paul Simpkins, 20, of Detroit, was arrested a short time later and charged with three counts of open murder, one count of assault with intent to murder and felony firearm.
No. 39: July 22:
Anthony A. Ivy Jr., a 20-year-old man was shot at 3:39 a.m. July 22 in a parking lot on Clio Road (3405 N. Clio Road) outside of Dawn Donuts, according to police. He later died at Hurley Medical Center. No arrests have been announced in the case.
No. 40: July 22:
Markise Parker, 16, was shot in the chest and killed outside a building at River Park Apartments on (7038) Yorkshire Drive at 4:44 a.m. July 22, according to police. Court records say Timothy T. Griffin is charged with open murder, felony firearms and felon in possession. The two are related.
Nos. 41 and 42: Aug. 5:
Flint Police and the Michigan State Police Crime Lab are investigating a double homicide that happened this morning on the city's northside.
Flint Police Captain T.P. Johnson confirmed at the scene that two males were found dead in the residence in the (802 W. Dayton St.) 800 block of West Dayton Street from apparent gunshot wounds. A female was also at the residence at the time of the attack that occurred around 5:30 a.m.
According to Johnson the woman fled the scene with apparent knife wounds to her neck and ran to a neighbor's house to call 911, saying that someone broke into the home killing the two men and cutting her several times.
Police identified the two homicide victims from Sunday as Randy C. Phillips, 54, and Patrick H. Boven, 40, according to a press release.
No. 43: Aug. 7:
One man is dead after he was stabbed to death just after 5 a.m. today, according to Flint police.
Nemya Roberts, 28, was found stabbed just after 5 a.m. outside a home on (3601) Fleming Road, near Pasadena.
There were children at home at the time
Devonte C. Pittmon is charged with open murder in the slaying.
No. 44: Aug. 13:
Angela Vance, 30, was found dead in the home on (1215) Minnesota Avenue near Missouri Avenue just before 4 a.m. today, according to police. The suspect was arrested a short time later.
Jacob M. Perez was arrested shortly after Angela Vance,30, was found dead in his Minnesota Avenue home. She was strangled to death, police said.
Perez is charged with first degree murder and open murder, according to records.
No. 45: Sept. 12:
Denaris L. Young, 22, was killed Aug. 28 at 2:26 p.m. at 118 W. Lorado Avenue. Police said the case is closed and there was a warrant issued. Sgt. Karl Petrich. His obituary on Mlive said he died 9/12/12, we think he was shot Aug. 28 and died late
No. 46: Sept. 9:
Unknown man killed by Carl Douglas Holyfield Jr. when an arson for hire went bad. The man got out of the car Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012, and then Holyfield Jr. ran him over with a vehicle. Police said an argument over a planned arson at a Dollar General led to a vehicular homicide in the area of Thom and Cook.
No. 47: Sept. 12:
Levi Brazzil III, 26, shot multiple times at apartment complex at 1 a.m. Sept. 12, 2012 at 3250 Richfield Road. Died hours later at hospital. No suspect info.
No. 48: Sept. 14:
A 28-year-old homicide victim killed early Friday was identified in what police have said was a home invasion that led to the shooting.
Flint police found Adrian Ray Key Jr. unresponsive and suffering from gunshot wounds at a home at 733 E. Philadelphia Blvd., just south of East Pierson Road on the city's north side.
Initial reports said the Key was visiting the home, but did not live there.
Key was taken to Hurley Medical Center where he was pronounced dead a short time later, police said.
No. 49: Sept. 16:
Roderick Terrell Garner, 31, was killed at 1005 E. York Ave., Flint police said.
Police said a man in Flint died after he was shot once in the head inside a vehicle early Sunday morning on East York Avenue.
Officers responded to the 1000 block of East York around 1 a.m. and found the man, whose name and age have not been released, dead inside a vehicle parked along the road near Industrial Avenue.
A female victim was taken from the same scene in a personal vehicle to Hurley Medical Center for a gunshot wound to the leg. She was treated and later released.
No. 50: Sept. 16:
Jalen Terell Cox, 16, was shot and later struck by a vehicle at Home and Glenn avenues.
The cause of death of a man is being sorted out by police Sunday evening near the intersection of Home and Glenn avenues.
Police said the man -- whose name and age have not been released -- was shot around 8 p.m. before two witnesses called for an officer after noticing the man stumbling in the street before he collapsed.
He was later pronounced dead at Hurley Medical Center, but police said he may have also been struck while down in the street. The cause of death will not be known until an autopsy is performed this week.
A vehicle the witnesses were in remained behind the caution tape until a sergeant arrived at the scene and allowed them to leave.
No blood or shell casings were found at the scene, police said, from which five to six gunshots could be heard a few blocks down as a sergeant and officers investigated the area.
Officers earlier could be seen searching a large field near the intersection for clues, and the intersection was closed off with police vehicle and yellow tape.
No. 51: Sept. 16:
Devincio Deshawn Lewis, 21, was killed at Lawndale Street, just north of Pasadena Avenue, Flint police said it its homicide list.
Lewis was in critical condition after he was found laying in the street with multiple gunshot wounds Sunday morning on Lawndale Avenue in Flint. Police were called to Lawndale near Pasadena Avenue around 7 a.m. and found Devincio DeShawn Lewis in the street after sustaining the injuries.
No. 52: Sept. 17:
Willie D. Kidd Jr. , 51, was killed in the 3300 block of North Saginaw St.
Police have identified the man shot to death Monday night near Berston Field House as 51-year-old Willie D. Kidd Jr. Kidd was shot to death around 9:45 p.m. Monday in the parking of the field house at North Saginaw and East Dewey streets, according to police. He was walking with two women when two men approached him and shot him.
No. 53: Oct. 2:
Michael Dar-Quail McNeal, 20, died after getting shot in the face Sept. 26 at 111 W. Wood St. at Martin Luther King Avenue.
No. 54: Oct. 2:
Police responding to a pedestrian personal injury accident around 9:30 p.m. in the 6900 block of Yorkshire and found Mack Hill Parrish IV had been run over during an altercation and the suspect then fled the scene. Per Flint PD Parrish, 27, was hit Sept. 29 at 6952 Yorkshire. Suspect has been arrested and charged
No. 55: Oct. 3:
Police Darrius Robinson, 23, died in a shooting that occurred just after noon at 228 Mary St. near King Avenue Oct. 3.
No. 56: Oct. 10:
Police say a 37-year-old man was shot to death around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday outside a home on Mary Street near King Avenue.
Michael D. Veal showed up at the hospital with a gunshot wound to the abdomen. He was taken immediately into surgery and he later died, according to a press release.
There was no suspect information released.
It's the second homicide on that block in as many weeks. Darrius Robinson, 23, was shot and killed there on Oct. 3. It is unknown if the two are connected. His brother McConnie Baker was charged the next day.
No. 57: Oct. 16:
Deborah Coleman, shot and killed in vehicle in 5600 block of Edwards Avenue.
No. 58: Oct. 22:
Jasper Levine Simmons, 25, of Flint, was shot to death outside a liquor store on North Saginaw Street at Leith Street. No suspects or motive but police believe Simmons knew the suspect.
No. 59: Oct. 30:
Iris Gardner, 92, at his home on Race Street near Myrtle Avenue, police said. Someone knocked at the door about 2:15 p.m. and then shot Gardner when he answered.
No. 60: Nov. 6:
Isaac Burton 21, was shot and killed while inside a vehicle on Flushing Road outside a liquor store. No suspect information.
No. 61: Nov. 11:
21-year-old Mauricia D. Christensen was driven to Hurley with a gunshot wound. She was pronounced dead Nov. 11 at about 11:15 p.m. Police were called just before 9 p.m. earlier that day to a home on Gracelawn near King Avenue for a shooting
No. 62. Nov. 13:
Kenyatta Johnson, in his mid-20s, was found dead Nov. 13. He was reported missing by family and was last seen on Sunday night, according to Flint police.
Johnson was found around 5 p.m. Tuesday at a vacant lot on Chippewa and Warren streets with multiple gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead.
No. 63: Dec. 9:
Police say the man stabbed to death outside a car wash on Robert T. Longway near Averill was 22-year-old Demarkus Barnett.
Barnett was found unresponsive with a stab wound to the chest around 2 a.m. Sunday, according to police. Police have not released any suspect information or said what the incident was about.
No arrests have been announced.
No. 64: Dec. 10:
Vena Fant, 48, was killed Dec. 10 in a drive-by shooting at her home on E. Flint Park Blvd. She was sitting on the couch when she was hit, family said. One suspect is in custody, police said.
No. 65: Dec. 12:
One man was found shot to death on the porch of a vacant home in the around 8 a.m. on the porch of a vacant house on Carton Street near Saginaw Street, police said.
There are no suspects and circumstances of the death are not yet known, police said. The man's name has not been released.
Neighbors said they didn't see or hear anything, police said. Shell casings were found along the street near the house.
No. 66: Dec. 30:
A man was found dead inside a vehicle around 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 30 at Myrtle and Milbourne avenues. No other details were released.
No. 1: Jan. 8:
Police say Johnny Henderson, 49, shot and killed 43-year-old Michael McLean and seriously injured 41-year-old Rodney McLean around 4:30 a.m. Jan. 8 at a house on Tacken Street. Police say the man had an altercation at the house earlier that night and later returned, broke into the house and shot the two victims. He fled the scene and as Flint Township police attempted to pull the man over, he shot himself.
No. 2: Jan. 16:
Nahari Henderson, a four-month-old baby girl, died Jan. 16 at Hurley Medical Center. She was taken to the hospital on Jan. 14. She was unresponsive. Her 19-year-old father, Deangelo Jamal Henderson, was charged with felony murder and open murder, according to the prosecutors office.
Nos. 3 and 4: Jan. 25:
Two men were found shot to death by firefigthers after the home on Vernon Avenue near Bennett Avenue was set on fire. Police believe the two men were shot and then the house was set on fire. The victims were identified as Maurice Cortez Orear, 29, and Michael Lee Stone, 47. Daricco L. Hemphill, 18, was charged with two counts of murder, arson, armed robbery and felony firearm.
No. 5. Feb. 2:
Ramond Louis Thompson, 30, of Flint, was found shot to death in a home on Lomita Avenue near Industrial Avenue after being called to the home at 10:26 p.m. Wednesday, according to police. There have been no arrests.
No. 6: Feb. 21:
Police investigated the slaying of a 44-year-old man around 5 a.m. at a home on Oklahoma Avenue near Dort Highway.
Michael L. Brown was found shot to death in the home, according to a press release. A woman was arrested — her name was not released. The woman fired a “warning shot” when he was trying to get into her home.
There will be no charges.
No. 7: Feb. 26:
Police found a 27-year-old woman stabbed to death around 1:30 a.m. Saturday inside a home on Comstock Avenue near Pasadena Avenue, according to police.
The victim was identified as Kimberly Weidenhammer.
There are no arrests.
No. 8: March 4:
Shakeitha Ward, a 21-year-old woman and her 4-year-old daughter had stab wounds when firefighters arrived on the scene of an arson fire, said Battalion Chief Anthony Tinnin.
Firefighters were called to an entrapment fire around 2:15 a.m. March 4 at an apartment at 906 Glenbrook Circle. Firefighters took out the woman, and she was rushed to a hospital where she was pronounced dead.
The girl was then rescued and taken to Hurley Medical Center, where she was critical. Her condition has since improved.
There have been no arrests.
No. 9: March 17:
Police responded to a call of a shooting around 11:45 p.m. Thursday. A woman found her boyfriend shot in his car, according to friends. FThe victim was identified as Julius Rutherford, 28. There have been no arrests.
No. 10: March 20:
Janita Clarice Martin-Ross, 32, was the victim of an early Sunday homicide on Welch Boulevard near Ballenger Highway.
Police were dispatched to the home around 12:15 a.m. Sunday morning for a domestic assault in progress, but the call was changed to a shooting en route, according to police reports.
They arrived and found an armed male suspect in the home with victim, who was declared deceased from a gun shot wound, police said. The suspect surrendered and was arrested. William D. Ross, 37, faces an open murder charge.
No. 11: March 20:
Police were called to an early Sunday morning shooting on Loredo Avenue near Saginaw Road.
LeAnn Bates, 40, had been shot and was found dead by the time police arrived, according to police reports.
Police responded to the shooting around 4:19 a.m., and no suspect information is available, police said.
No. 12: March 20:
Police are investigating a homicide after Donell Bernard Howard, 23, was found dead in his car on White Street Sunday night.
The victim was found shot in a crashed vehicle, and police said there were no bullet holes in the windows or windshield of the car.
Police responded to the call around 7 p.m. and he was found near the 200 block of White Street near Martin Luther King Avenue, police said.
Damien M. Jackson, 18, was arrested and charged with murder. Police said he could have been involved in more shootings.
No. 13: March 21:
The store clerk at Jules Market shot and killed a robber Monday afternoon when the man demanded money, according to a press release.
Two men walked in to the market located at 2212 Lewis St. around 12:30 p.m. Monday. One man walked went behind the counter and pointed a gun at the clerk and demanded money. The clerk shot and killed Don Mitts, 19. A second person was wounded. A third, Ramone Maclin, 19, was arrested in Flint, faces an armed robbery charge, said Flint Police Sgt. Jeff Collins.
No charges against the shooter.
No. 14: March 27:
Police responded to a shooting around 11:30 p.m. at D&H Market at 2134 King Avenue and found Laverne Lee Hirnes, 35 deceased.
No. 15: March 28:
The Genesee County Medical Examiner's office ruled the March 28 death of man who was stabbed more March 11 a homicide, according to police.
Police identified the man as James Underwood, 53.
Police believe Underwood was chased by three men and stabbed in the back on March 11.
He was listed in critical condition the day of the stabbing after police found him wounded in the upper back on Damon Street near King and East Stewart Avenues at 1 p.m, according to police.
No. 16: April 4:
Police were called to a home on Ballenger Highway near Court Street just before 11:30 p.m. for a shooting call, according to the release.
When they arrived, Tamara Bates, 35, was found shot to death, according to a release.
There have been no arrests.
No. 17: April 7:
Clifton “Woody” Burns was shot to death outside of his car that was parked in the driveway of his home on Copeman Boulevard near Dupont. A black grand prix parked behind him and blocked him in and began shooting at the victim. He was pronounced dead at a local hospital
No. 18: April 7:
Officers received call to a home at the 2900 block of Stonegate in reference to a shooting. When they arrived they found Davarius Griffin, 25, found shot to death. A second victim was shot in the foot and listed in good condition. Diondric M. Merriwether, 23, was charged with murder in the case.
No. 19 and 20: April 10:
Two men were found dead on Dupont Street after being shot early Sunday morning, according to police reports.
One victim was identified as Kadeem Kadar Carter, a 20-year-old male. 17-year-old Devon McCaskill also was found dead, police said.
The Genesee County Sheriff's Department heard gunshots fired in the area of Clio Road and Dayton Street at about 4:15 a.m., and saw a vehicle speed away, police said. The vehicle was found stopped on Dupont Street near Hamilton Avenue where the two were found dead.
There have been no arrests.
No. 21: April 10:
The victim, Antonio L. Stark, was at a Marathon Gas Station on Pierson and Fleming when he was confronted by a man wearing all white and blue jeans. The suspect shot the victim several tiimes. Stark was tranported to a local hospital where he died the next day (April 11).
Demario Blake was arrested in June and charged with murder
No. 22: May 3:
A 16-year-old boy was shot to death by a woman who told police the teen was breaking into her north Flint home.
The woman, who has lived in the house on Roselawn Drive near Cloverlawn Street for 30 years, shot the teenager in the head as he tried to climb through her front window just before noon Tuesday, police said.
The teen, whose name is not being released because he’s a juvenile, died at Hurley Medical Center, police said.
Likely ruled a justifiable homicide.
No. 23: May 3:
A 23-year-old man died May 3, more than two weeks after he was shot twice in the early morning hours of April 16 on Nebraska Avenue near Vernon Avenue.
Two men exited an SUV while James Pecknyo was trying to get to a friend's house, according to a police report. The two men assaulted him and took his wallet.
They went back to the SUV and fired four shots, two of which hit him, the report said.
No. 24: May 21:
Tyree D. Kerr, 21, was found shot by his cousin around 2:20 a.m. May 21 at a home on Swayze Street, police said. There was a small group of people over the home when the victim's cousin went upstairs, according to a report.
The cousin heard arguing downstairs and heard three gun shots. He went downstairs to see that Kerr had been shot in the chest, the report said.
Kerr was rushed to the hospital via his own vehicle and was pronounced dead around 11 a.m. Saturday, police said.
There have been no arrests.
No. 25: May 22:
Police said 18-year-old Shaquille Vickers was shot to death at Evergreen Regency Apartments around 7 p.m. May 22.
Police received a call about shots fired and arrived on scene to find the victim with no signs of life.
There was no other information released.
No. 26: May 29:
Quintevis Lyles, 19, was shot on West McClellan Street near Dupont Streets about 5:50 p.m., according to police.
Tim Gregory, 19, was also shot in the incident. He survived.
Police were called to the area for a report of shots fired and found Lyles slain outside a home, according to a news release.
There have been no arrests.
No. 27: June 7:
Derrico Miller, 25 died June 7 from injuries he suffered at a home on Moore Street, west of Dupont. Initial police reports said that Miller was found during a home invasion. But he was actually invited into the home by his daughter.
Marcus Burrell, 42, faces one open count of murder and two domestic violence charges, according to Flint Police.
No. 28: June 10:
Police say an acquaintance shot and killed 40-year-old Norman Nelson III when the acquaintance attempted a robbery around 2 a.m. at a home on North Chevrolet near Dartmouth.
Police said the acquaintance called and was invited over to the home. When the acquaintance arrived, he attempted to rob the home and a struggle ensued.
Police said the acquaintance then shot Nelson. Another man, a resident of the home, also was shot and is in good condition, police said.
Quintez L. Sims, 26, is charged with open and felony murder, among other charges
No. 29: June 17:
C. Frederick Robinson, a Flint attorney and civil rights pioneer, died after being shot in his home late June 17. Renee Lucky Williams was charged with stealing his credit card and car but not with murder.
No. 30: June 19:
A 50-year-old man was shot to death around 5:45 p.m. June 19 at a home on Stewart Avenue near Saginaw Street, according to police.
Police were called to the home in reference to a shooting call and found Vincent Bailey with gunshot wounds, according to police.
Bailey was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.
There have been no arrests.
No. 31: June 21:
Officers were called to 2727 Eaton place for a house robbery on June 8 and found the home owner, Pedro Martinez, 57 shot in the thigh. He was taken to the hospital in good condition but later suffered complications and died June 21.
No. 32: July 7:
Police said Michael L. Jones, 20, was gunned down around 5 a.m. Thursday in the Atherton East Apartments off Atherton Road near Dort Highway.
There were several bullet casings recovered at the scene.
No. 33: July 9:
Pablo Lopez, a political activist who said he marched with Cesar Chavez, was gunned down in his Flint home, according to Flint Police.
Lopez, 68, was found dead in his Kansas Avenue home around 9:30 p.m. Saturday, police said.
There have been no arrests
No. 34: Aug. 5:
Lonnie Thomas, 76, was killed after he walked in on a breaking and entering in the afternoon at his home on Jamieson, police said. He was found dead around 4 a.m. the next day.
Aaron A. Robinson, 18, and Ryan S. Deville, 17, face a total of nine charges, including murder, armed robbery, safe breaking, home invasion.
No. 35: Aug. 10:
Mark Jimerson, 35, was shot to death around 4:50 a.m. near Mabel and Olive avenues.
Neighbors said there was a large gathering outside the home Tuesday for the anniversary of the murder of Dustin Cooper, 17, who was gunned down trying to protect his mother during a robbery in 2009.
There have been no arrests.
Nos. 36 and 37: Aug. 21:
Police say Robert Alexander, 38, and Marquell Coleman, 19, were near Bryant Elementary on Pierson Road near King Avenue when they were shot.
Alexander was pronounced dead at the scene and Coleman died Aug. 26.
Police have made no arrests and did not release any suspect information.
No. 38: Aug. 22:
Police say Avante Cannon, 27, was shot to death around 9:30 p.m. Monday on Carpenter Road near King Avenue, according to police.
Police responded to a shooting call and found the man shot to death.
There have been no arrests.
No. 39: Aug. 24:
Skylar Jamall Terry, 21, was found shot to death on King Avenue near Edmond Street early Wednesday morning, according to police. There have been no arrests
No. 40: Aug 27:
One man was killed and another wounded in a shooting just before 1 a.m. today at 208 White St. in Flint.
Michael A. Shields, 25, died after being taken to Hurley Hospital. The other man, 17-year-old Shaquane Boyland, remained in critical condition.
Police said it appeared the two men had been shooting at each other. Both men had already been shot when police arrived.
No. 41: Aug. 30:
Police were called to a gas station at 2905 N. Saginaw Street where 27-year-old Sunta Newman was found shot. He was transported to Hurley Medical Center where he died.
There was an argument between the victim and another subject and he was found shot in his car.
Antonio D. Watkins Jr., 22, was charged with murder.
No. 42: Aug. 31:
Tory Scott, 18, was found behind a home around 10 p.m. on Begole Street near Seneca and was taken to a hospital where he died.
The incident occurred during a large fight in the area, according to police.
There have been no arrests.
No. 43: Sept. 3:
Police were called to a shooting at 220 S. Franklin Avenue for a shooting that left Andra Willis dead and another in critical condition. One man was arrested, but released.
May have been a self-defense incident.
No. 44: Sept. 3:
Police said Jewel Baxter, 66, died after he was intentionally run over by a pickup truck about 7:35 p.m. Gloucester Street near S. Dexter Street on the city's south side., according to a police news release.
Police were in route to a domestic situation and then received a call about a man down.
Eddie B. Simmons, 32, was charged with open murder.
No. 45: Sept. 25:
A 21-year-old Flint man was killed early morning Sept. 25 after being struck with multiple gunshots on East Jamieson Street.
Police said Deonte Robinson was struck with multiple shots shortly after midnight outside a home at 509 E. Jamieson.
Robinson was unresponsive when police arrived, and he was pronounced dead a short time later at Hurley Medical Center. He is the 45th homicide victim in Flint this year.
Police have no further information or suspects at this time.
No. 46: Sept. 27:
Police believe Dralecea Patterson was shot by Wiley Spencer Jr., 21, around 2:45 a.m. Sept. 25 at a home on Proctor Avenue near Pasadena Avenue, according to police.
Spencer was tracked to Max Brandon Park where it is believed he shot himself to death, police say.
Patterson was originally listed in critical condition at a local hospital, but died Sept. 27, according to police.
No. 47: Oct. 8:
Flint Police arrested a 45-year-old woman Saturday in connection to the death of a 43-year-old man after the 2005 Chevy Impala she was driving struck the man on West Pierson Road, according to a police report.
Police said it appears Derrick Redwine was intentionally struck by the four-door vehicle around 1:15 p.m. at 1718 W. Pierson Road in what's being described as a vehicular homicide.
Redwine was transported to Hurley Medical Center following the incident. Police said he died as a result of blunt force trauma he sustained when struck by the vehicle.
The woman is lodged in the Genesee County Jail CHARGES
No. 48: Oct. 9:
Flint police say Eran Tyron, 32, was shot and killed just before 10 p.m. on Arlington Avenue near Broadway Boulevard in an apparent driveby shooting. A 10-year-old boy and an 18-year-old woman also were shot. The boy, a third grader at Flint’s Washington Elementary, was listed in critical condition but is expected to be OK, police said. The woman was not seriously injured, police said.
No. 49: Oct. 16:
Police say Migeal Swain, 38, of Flint, was found shot to death outside a van around 9 p.m. Sunday on Grace Street near Mason Street.
Police received a call for a shooting and found the adult male outside the van.
There was no suspect information.
Anyone with information is asked to call Flint Police Sgt. Terry Coon at 810-237-6916 or CRIMESTOPPERS at 1-800-422-JAIL.
No. 50: Oct. 31:
The man who was beaten in an assault around 3:30 a.m. Oct. 29 on Vermilya Avenue has died, police said.
Charles Mitchell died Oct. 31 morning, according to police.
Mitchell was found beaten and Christopher Hincka was found shot. Hincka still is listed in critical condition.
Police have no suspect information.
No. 51: Oct. 31:
Police say Dwan Brown, 18 was shot to death in his vehicle around 2:36 p.m. on Jamieson near Mildred. A 17-year-old passenger also was shot and ran to a nearby post office where he got help, police said. He was not seriously injured.
No. 52: Oct. 31:
22-year-old Antonio Anthony was found shot to death in the doorway of a home on Dayton Avenue near Bonbright. Police say two men were exchanging gun fire when Anthony was trying to run away and was shot and died. No arrests. Related to No. 51?
No. 53: Nov. 20:
Harrison Cook III, 38, was shot to death shortly after 8 p.m. Nov. 20 off Carpenter Road between Pemberton and Yorkshire drives on the city's north side, according to police.
No arrest or suspect information has been released in the case.
No. 54: Nov. 27:
Police found 23-year-old Curtis Richard's body on East Russell near Saginaw Street around 7 p.m. Nov. 27. He had at least one gunshot wound to the chest, police said. Richard was taken to Hurley Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. There have been no arrests.
Nos. 55 and 56: Dec. 23:
44-year-old Andre T. Morris and Izetta L. Conley, 28, were shot while walking arond midnight Dec. 23 when they were shot. Morris died at the scene while Conley died in the early morning hours of Jan. 1 (still considered a 2011 homicide, the last of the year.) There have been no arrests.
No. 57: Dec. 31:
Police found Gyrena Renee Miller, 22, with a gunshot wound in the 1000 block of Kansas Avenue shortly after 10 p.m. Saturday. She was transported to Hurley Medical Center where she was pronounced dead. No suspect information
No. 1: Feb 21:
Ryan Ervin, 19, became Flint's first homicide of 2010 two days after police said he was shot in the head Feb. 19 at a home near Marvin and Damon streets during an argument.
His mother, Tracine Ervin, listens every day to the rap music her son loved, and she cries every day thinking about her "Little Erv."
"I listen to a lot of his music now. There's a CD I play in the truck all the time because I cry every day, " said Tracine Ervin. "I really miss him. He's gone over some little crap."
Ryan Ervin, who had a baby on the way, donated organs that saved five lives, his mother said.
Paul Flowers, Dmitri McCree and Randy J. Johnson charged with open murder and weapons violations in the Feb. 19 shooting death of Ryan Ervin, 19. McCree pleaded guilty to manslauter and felony firearm and sentenced to 71 months to 15 years. Flowers pleaded guilty to second degree murder and reckless discharge of firearm. Sentenced to 25 to 50 years in prison. Johnson pleaded guilty to carrying firearm with unlawful intent and felony firearm. Sentenced to 20 months to 5 years in prison.
No. 2: Feb. 26:
Gregory Ingram, 20, a father of two who loved basketball and video games, Ingram was shot to death as he walked down the sidewalk near Verdun Street and Holbrook Avenue.
Ingram, a former Flint Northern High School student, was described in his obituary as someone who loved to rap but was a little offbeat. He also loved video games and playing basketball.
Calvin J. Lesears, 19, and Gary Lee Robinson, 20, will spend the rest of their lives behind bars after a jury found them guilty of first degree murder. Dequeze Dixon, 21, was convicted of second degree murder.
No. 3: Feb. 26:
Anthony Blackburn, 33, was shot to death after a fight in a home at 305 E. Russell Ave.
He was a father of five and was taking auto mechanic courses at Baker College of Flint at the time of his death.
A woman, who told police he had tried to attack her, was arrested in connection with his death. Ruled justifiable.
No. 4: March 18:
Jeffery Montney, 44, loved cars and wouldn't talk about much else, said his daughter Tabbatha Brown.
Montney, who was found shot to death in the street about 8 p.m. Montney was on his way to a friend's house and was found near 9th Avenue and Garland Street.
He had been repairing vehicles before his death to get by, his daughter said.
Montney lived with his daughter and her husband in Flint. He was also had a son, Joseph Brown.
There have been no arrests.
No. 5: April 7:
Michael Nettles, 33, was shot to death in a robbery while working as a pizza delivery driver for Little Caesars at about 9 p.m.
Nettles enjoyed working and reading the Bible, according to his obituary. He was a 1996 graduate of Northwestern High School and enjoyed spending time with his four children, especially taking them to the park, it said.
Antonio Terreno Clark, John Fitzgerald Williams, Juwan Antione Wickware and Quantageah Nashay Penegar charged with first-degree premeditated murder and felony murder in the April 7 slaying of a pizza deliveryman Michael Neetles. Penegar pleaded guilty to two counts of armed robbery and will serve minimum of 86 months in exchange for truthful testimony. Charges against Williams dismissed. January 2011 trial
No. 6: April 10:
The body of Dominique M. Bush, 18, was found shot to death in a park.
Bush joined the family tradition of bowling when he was 8, said his mother, Melody Bush-Allen.
"We're a bowling family, " she said. "His heart was really into bowling."
Bush bowled for the team at Flint Central, his mother said, but had to stop because he was falling behind with his classes.
The teen also loved basketball and football, said his mother.
He was set to leave for the Gerald R. Ford Job Corps in Grand Rapids the Monday after he was found shot to death in Max Brandon Park. Police believe his body may have been there for several days.
There have been no arrests.
No. 7: April 12:
Quantray Jordan, 20, was shot to death outside the Body Shop, a nightclub at 1209 Glenwood Ave., at about 1:50 a.m.
The Flint native recently had received his GED from Carman-Ainsworth Alternative School and planned to become an X-ray technician or truck driver, said his father, Tracey Jordan, 42.
Quantray Jordan loved cooking and barbecuing and was handy around the house, fixing and repairing things, Tracey Jordan said.
He also loved playing video games and spending time with his two daughters, according to his obituary.
There have been no arrests.
No. 8: April 14:
Marquan Colen, 20, was a joker who loved playing basketball, according to his obituary.
Colen, known as Quan, was shot to death outside a home at 5321 Dupont St. at about 4:30 p.m.
His obituary said Colen had three children and two stepchildren and attended Mott Alternative High School.
There have been no arrests.
No. 9: April 14:
Phillip Dominique Jones, 21, was supposed to leave for Illinois the day after he died, said Carrie Peek, 21, who had a child with Jones.
Jones, who was originally from Burlington, Iowa, would travel between Illinois and Flint regularly, Peek said. She said she spoke with Jones the night he died, and he planned to visit her the next day.
"He was over at a guy's house with four of his friends, " she said.
Peek said Jones wrote music and loved to rap. One of his favorite artists was Lil Wayne.
Jones was shot to death at a home on Dayton Street at about 7:45 p.m.
Calvin L. Boyd charged with an open count of murder in the April 14 killing Phillip Dominique Jones, 21. Boyd pleaded no contest to reckless discharge of a firearm causing death and felony firearms.
No. 10: April 18:
James E. Miller, 21, was shot to death in the street after an argument. He was found on Pennsylvania Avenue, near Minnesota Avenue.
Miller loved his Cadillac, motorcycles and driving, according to his obituary.
Cameron J. Tietz charged with second-degree murder in the April 18 shooting death of James E. Miller, 21. December 2011 trial.
No. 11: April 24:
Daryl L. Barfield Jr., 30, was beaten with a pipe and an ax in the driveway of the Chevrolet Avenue home where his fiancee's father lived.
A musician who had pursued a business management degree, Barfield had two children and a stepson, according to his obituary.
Police said the fiancee's father told them he was upset with Barfield for disrespecting him.
Jimmie G. Williams charged with murder in the April 24 slaying of Daryl L. Barfield Jr., 30. Awaiting trial.
No. 12: April 26:
Sheena Smith, 22, was shot after a group of her friends got into an argument with another group of young women on Touraine Drive about 8 p.m.
Smith was not a part of the argument but was standing nearby when two men related to some of the young women allegedly shot into the crowd, police said.
Smith was pregnant at the time of her death, according to police.
She was a student at Baker College of Flint taking business management classes and working toward her certified nursing assistant certficate.
"I'm just hoping justice is going to be served, " said Tina Moreland, Smith's mother.
The suspect, Antonio Watkins was originally charged with open murder, but pleaded to manslaughter and faces 4 years in prison. Another man. Jaquaivis DaShawn Griffin, was charged, but charges were dropped.
No. 13: May 9:
Louis Meeks, 32, a father of four who loved fishing and basketball, died after he was shot in the thigh in an apparent dispute over money.
Police said the alleged killer asked Meeks for money, then pulled out a gun and shot him during a struggle at a home on Burgess Street, near West Pasadena Avenue.
One man was charged in connection with his death. NAME
No. 14: May 11:
Antwan Shields, 27, was shot at his home on Wolcott Street and Donaldson Boulevard at about 8 a.m.
Shields, a 200O Beecher Schools graduate, was an apprentice tattooist and drew most of the tattoos he had, according to obituary information.
He was the father of a son and daughter.
One family member was taken into custody after the shooting. Police have turned the case over to the prosecutor, who will decide if charges should be filed. UPDATE
No. 15: May 14:
Justin Schmidt, 27, had been married less than a year before he was stabbed to death.
"My son was a kind man and didn't deserve to die the way he did, " his mother, Teresa Eller, said in a recent e-mail to The Flint Journal.
Schmidt had lived in Flint for six years, worked at a landscaping business and loved being outdoors.
He was killed at the home of his wife's parents on Gratiot Avenue, near West Court Street, after a fight with a male acquaintance in the basement, who was arrested. He also was injured.
No. 16: May 17:
Mark Taber, 54, owned Jomar Hauling and also made money buying and selling scrap metal, said his daughter, Lisa Taber, 23.
Taber died less than two months after he was struck by a car March 30 near Saginaw and Tobias streets, his daughter said.
Taber had been hospitalized from the time of the accident until his death, she said.
Lisa Taber said she continues to fix up the home her father bought for her two years ago, but it still needs work on the roof, floors and more.
"I'm not going to give up what he bought me just because he's not there, " she said.
Chrissy Mealor is charged with open murder in the May 17 death of Mark Taber, 54. Sentenced to10 years to 20 years MDOC for second-degree murder.
No. 17: May 18:
Lionel Neal, 60, was killed when a stray bullet found its way into Neal's home on Paterson Street, near Oren Avenue, hitting him in the chest. He died that afternoon in the house.
He is not believed to have been the intended target of the shooting.
There have been no arrests.
No. 18: May 21:
Darryl Packnett, 38, died after he was shot at about 3 a.m. near Mott Avenue and Kermit Street.
A Flint native, Packnett graduated in 1989 from Beecher Schools.
He took classes through the University of Phoenix and loved spending time with his family and watching sports, his obituary said.
He had one son.
There have been no arrests.
No. 19: May 24:
David Motley, 31, was found stabbed to death in a yard near Leith and Dexter streets at about 6 a.m.
Suspected serial killer Elias Abuelazam is suspected in the case, but not charged.
No. 20: May 24:
Antonio Roche, 19, was found shot to death in the road on Bonbright Street, near East Taylor Street.
He was one of three shooting victims that night. The other two survived, although one was initially in critical condition.
There have been no arrests.
No. 21: May 26:
Denton Heisser, 31, was killed shortly after midnight near Sloan and Fulsom streets.
Police said Heisser was killed with a shotgun after he allegedly kicked in an acquaintance's door following an argument.
Ronald Dupree Brackett, 34, convicted of second degree murder, felony firearm and felon in possession of a firearm. Sentenced to life.
No. 22: May 27:
Marcus Bishop, 27, died in the morning after he was shot to death at a home at 6714 Eastmount Dr.
There have been no arrests.
No. 23: May 31:
Megan Kreuzer, 18, was a passenger in a car that was shot up on Flint's north side.
Kreuzer grew up on Flint's east side and was set to begin GED courses the week after she was killed, said her mother, Dorene Sword.
"She didn't deserve it. She was a good girl, " she said.
Kreuzer was a passenger in a vehicle on the city's north side when a person outside the car opened fire, shooting and killing Kreuzer.
Jamario Aki Mays charged with murder in the May 31 shooting death of old Megan Kreuzer, 18. November trial.
No. 24: June 7:
Victoria Odom, 37, was beaten to death by her son with a frying pan.
Odom was an employee at Whaley Children's Center as a youth specialist, expecting to graduate with a bachelor's degree in criminal justice this winter from Mott Community College.
A member of the Senior Usher Board at Ebenezer Ministries, Odom had four children.
She had taken her 12-year-old daughter to a doctor's appointment that day and returned to her Brunswick Avenue home to find her oldest son at home when he should have been at school.
Police said the 18-year-old son beat her with a frying pan shortly after noon.
Dalante Odom, charged last year with beating his mother to death with a frying pan, has pleaded no contest to second-degree murder, according to court records.
No. 25: June 11:
Atwann Louden, 23, was shot to death.
He was found outside a vacant home on Leith Street, near East McClellan Street.
There have been no arrests.
No. 26: June 12:
Tyree Crowe IV, 31, was killed during an argument over a gun, police said.
A group of people was arguing at the time of the shooting at Evergreen Regency Apartments, off Lippincott Boulevard.
Crowe had two sons, both named Tyree Crowe V, said his father, Tyree Crowe III.
He loved basketball, video games, eating tacos, dressing nicely and spending time with his sons.
The suspect also was shot and critically injured. Police have turned the case over to the prosecutor, who will decide if charges should be filed.
No. 27: June 21:
Emmanuel Abdul Muhammad, 59, was found stabbed to death about 3 a.m. on Avenue B, near Williams Street.
A native of Union Springs, Ala., Muhammad attended Flint Schools, graduating from Flint Northern in 1969, where he was a "football star, " according to his obituary.
Abuelazam is suspected.
No. 28: June 23:
DeQuan Baker, 22, was shot near Dupont Street and West Ridgeway Avenue while visiting family.
Baker held down two jobs, one at McDonald's and one at Halo Burger, said his father, Overson Jackson III, 39.
"It's been kind of stressful, " Jackson said, adding he's heard that people have been bragging about killing his son.
Jackson believes it's a case of being in the wrong place at the wrong time.
"It had nothing to do with him, " he said.
One arrest was made. Police have turned the case over to the prosecutor, who will decide if charges should be filed.
No. 29: June 28:
Tyrone Centers, 31, was shot at about 1 a.m. at his home near Markham Street and Fenton Road.
Centers recently had finished acting classes and was proud of the certificate he received, said his mother, Melody Centers.
He lived there with his brother, and family members have said they believe someone had been tampering with his car at the time.
There have been no arrests.
No. 30: July 7:
Steven R. Hood, 54, was shot to death in his apartment at 322 W. Court St. at about 12:46 p.m. during an attempted robbery, according to police.
Hood lived in the apartment building with his wife, who lived on the second floor while he lived on the third floor.
He was recuperating from a hip surgery he had undergone a few days earlier when he was shot.
Walter Stephens Jr. and Curtis Mcleod charged with an open count of murder in the July 7 slaying of Steven Hood, 54. Remanded back to district court.
No. 31: July 11:
George E. Gibbs, 36, was found shot to death in the street at West Pierson Road and Martin Luther King Avenue at 1:20 a.m.
There have been no arrests and the death was ruled accidental.
No. 31: July 24:
Omar Richard, 32, was found shot to death in the front yard of his home on Eldridge Avenue, near Saginaw and Stewart streets.
Christopher J. Lane was charged with murder in the July 24 death of Omar Richard, 32, November trial.
No. 32: July 26:
Darwin Marshall, 43, was found stabbed to death in the street about 1:30 a.m. on Garland Street, near West Fifth Avenue.
Marshall had the voice of an angel, said his mother, Velma Marshall.
A 1985 graduate of Flint Northern High School, Darwin Marshall served four years in the U.S. Army, during which he lived in Georgia and California. He returned to Flint and had worked odd jobs for the past 20 years.
He loved to play dominoes, cards and chess on the computer, his mother said.
No. 33: July 27:
Rachel Hawkins, 50, was found shot to death in her bed on Howard Avenue, near Pingree Avenue.
Friends say Hawkins was friendly, loved to talk and helped seniors and children regularly.
Hawkins was originally from the Beaverton area, said a friend, Noble Stewart, 62.
She worked part time mowing lawns, he said.
There have been no arrests.
No. 34: Aug. 2:
Arnold Minor, 49, is believed to be final victim of suspected serial stabber Elias Abuelazam.
He was found stabbed to death about 2:30 a.m. on South Saginaw Street.
No. 35: Aug. 4:
Willis “Ray” Arrington, a basketball player at Flint Northwestern, shot to death during home invasion by homeowner. Had a gun. Shot by Sheldon Golden, 54, at 5908 Sally Court about 11 p.m. Justifiable
No. 36: Aug. 5:
Quantrell Jamerson, 26, was shot on North Stevenson Street, near Dupont Street, at 1:38 a.m. Aug. 5. He later died from his injuries in the hospital on Aug. 13. Stanley L. Smith Jr. charged with one count of open murder in the August slaying of Quantrell Jamerson, 26.
No. 37: Aug. 13:
Azarriah Chauncey, five months, was beaten to death by her father Matthew Chauncey.
Matthew Chauncey pleaded no contest to manslaughter and first degree child abuse. Sentenced to 71 months to 15 years in prison.
No. 38: Aug. 14:
John “Andy” Mick, 53, was shot and died outside River Village Apartments. He was a security guard there and was outside his vehicle at time of death. Police looking for two suspects.
No. 39: Aug. 17:
Ray Noblin Denson, 57, found beaten to death at about midnight in front yard at Sloan Street and Sutton Avenue.
No. 40: Aug 25:
Eric Paxton Jr., 18, shot to death behind vacant home at Copeman Boulevard and Dupont
No. 41: Aug. 27:
Brian Thomas, 17, shot to death at Evergreen Regency.
No. 42: Aug. 28:
Joe Watson, 61, found in abandoned house at 1811 Begole St., Aug. 28, no suspects.
No. 43: Aug 30:
JoAnn Mexico, killed early morning of Aug. 30 in house fire classified as a homicide.
No. 44: Sept. 12:
Ashante Washington, 27, shot to death at 9:30 a.m. in home at 5409 Winthrop Ave.
No. 45: Sept. 15:
Joshua Rice, 21, was shot to death around 10:30 p.m. near Copeman Boulevard and Milborne Avenue
Nos. 46 and 47: Sept. 19:
Rashan Green, 37, and Leon D. Hall, 31, were shot to death and were found in a church parking lot on Wisnera Street near Sonny Avenue.
No. 48: Sept. 23:
Kevin Mosley, 16, was found dead in an abandoned home on Garland Street and 10th Avenue.
No. 49: Sept. 27:
Mark Nathaniel Williams, 27 was shot to death around 11 p.m. at Rankin and Dupont streets
No. 50: Oct. 8:
Shawn D. Gray, 18, was shot to death at the Clio Woods Apartment Complex off Clio Road. Police found Gray outside a vehicle, shot multiple times. He was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. No suspect info.
No. 51: Oct. 11:
Derrick Walker, 38, was a would-be robber that was shot and killed by a store clerk around 11 p.m. at Quick Stop Food Store at 2005 Davison Road. Early investigation showed the woman store clerk did nothing wrong. Will probably be ruled justifiable.
No. 52: Oct. 16:
Dominick Barney, 20, was found shot in the mouth in the hallway of his Lapeer Gardens apartment. There’s been one arrest.
No. 53: Oct. 26
Rodney Wooten, 19, was shot to death and found inside a home at 122 W. Dayton St. on Oct. 26. Marcus Bryant, 17, is charged with an open count of murder in the death
No. 54: Nov. 1:
Jonaries Holden, 6, was shot to death while sleeping in the back of a car on Flint Park Boulevard near King Avenue. The dispute was over a $60 debt that Jonaries father had. Davontrae Benton, 25, was charged with an open count of murder.
No. 55: May 15:
Shareka Marshall, 27 was killed on May 15 on Alma near King avenue after she was run over by a car while trying to elude gun shots. The shooter may be charged with a crime.
Nos. 56. and 57: Nov. 13:
Martarien Wilson, 27, and Porsche Turner, 15, were shot to death at a home at 1409 Kearsley Park Blvd. Smith was also charged with murder in the slayings of Martarien Wilson, 27, and Porsche Turner, 15. A second person, Delante D. Russell, is also charged in the double homicide.
No. 58: Nov. 14:
Police said 18-year-old Andriana Caudle was slain at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at her apartment in Evergreen Regency off Lippincott Boulevard. Family and friends said Caudle was shot when she answered the door. There have been no arrests.
No. 59: Nov. 16:
Amanda Lamson, 23, was found dead at the corner of Leith and Minnesota. Police said they believe the woman died in a hit and run. She was run over twice by two separate vehicles. Two men have been charged in the crime.
No.60: Nov. 17:
Merlyne Wray, 73, was found shot to death at 4:26 p.m. inside her home on Leland Street near West Atherton and Fenton roads, police said. A 14-year-old boy will be charged as an adult and charges are pending against a 16-year-old boy. The 16-year-old will be charged as a juvenile.
No. 61: Nov. 24:
Deonta Maurice Perry was found shot to death in a gas station on Leland and Fenton Roads. Apparently he was kidnapped from his Genesee Township home and shot inside Flint. The city isn’t counting it yet as their homicide, but the Michigan State Police and FBI are.
No. 62: Dec. 12:
Timothy Charles Baker was shot and killed in his home at 621 Ridgeway Ave. His nephew and the nephew's girlfriend also were shot. Three people have been arrested by Flint police in connection with the incident.
No. 63: Dec. 13:
Billy Bryant Jr, 33, was found dead with gun-shot wound to the head in a red Oldsmobile parked along Donald Street at Harriet Street. There have been no arrests.
No. 64: Dec. 16:
Isiah Toins, 20, was found stabbed to death at a trailer park on Lippincott Boulevard near Dort Highway. His 33-year-old girlfriend was taken into custody.
No. 65: Dec. 18:
DeAndre Cole, was shot on Daryl Drive and later died.
No. 66: March 25:
James T. Hodges was hospitalized after a severe beating in his home on March 2, 2010.
Hodges died at Brian's House hospice in Davison on March 25. Officials ruled nine months later that it was the injuries sustained during the robbery that led to his death.
Sat Oct 07, 2017 9:32 am
|The most violent neighborhood in Flint? City officials, residents question national ranking
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on May 19, 2013 at 7:50 AM
FLINT, MI -- It's home to strip clubs, liquor stores and some of the rougher apartment complexes known to Flint cops.
But is the neighborhood east of Dort Highway between Lippincott Boulevard and Atherton Road really one of the most dangerous in the country? Even in this city?
The website NeighborhoodScout.com -- which presents itself as a resource for people looking for a place to live, invest in real estate or start a business-- gave the area the dubious title in its report "Top 25 Most Dangerous Neighborhoods in America" -- but it won't say how, exactly, it came to that conclusion.
Hard numbers for crime in the neighborhood aren't available in the FBI report the website bases its claims on.
"No, no, no, no, no. By no means, no," said Flint City Councilman Scott Kincaid, whose 9th Ward includes the area.
That part of town is "nowhere near the most violent neighborhood, probably not even in the city," Kincaid added.
But according to NeighborhoodScout, people have a 1 in 14 chance of being victim of a violent crime in the area, which is based on an analysis of census tracts across the country.
Neighborhood Scout is run by Massachusetts-based company Location Inc., which brands itself as a "geographic research and data mining company."
"I don't know where they get their data," Kincaid said. "But I don't give them much credibility."
Twynette Colen doesn't, either. She lives with her daughter in the neighborhood at Atherton East Apartments.
"They're exaggerating," the 55-year-old woman said.
For her, there are definitely worse neighborhoods.
"When I go to the north side, I'm glad to get back on the south side," said Colen.
The majority of Flint's homicides in recent years were on the city's north side and on the east side north of Lippincott, according to an MLive-Flint Journal analysis of homicides in the city from 2010-2012.
A map of those homicides shows only four homicides in three years in the census tract Neighborhoodscout called the most violent.
It seems like Kincaid never will know where Neighborhood Scout gets its data. The company doesn't disclose the methodology behind its ranking, said Andrew Schiller, the company's founder and CEO.
"NeighborhoodScout draws from a compendium of crime, geographic and demographic data from all 17,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S., and other sources, and deploys them into proprietary, big data computer models, developed by PhDs over 10 years, to statistically predict the number and rates for every major type of crime," Schiller said in an e-mail. "The result creates a holistic picture of crime risks at neighborhoods in the United States at unprecedented hyper-resolution and accuracy."
At least part of the data comes from the 2011 FBI Unified Crime Reports, a database of crime across America as reported to the agency by individual law enforcement agencies.
The FBI UCR tallies criminal activity, including violent crimes such as murder, aggravated assault, rape and armed robberies.
While the data gives a snapshot of crime in different communities, it isn't specific to individual neighborhoods, said FBI spokesman Stephen Fischer. In fact, the agency doesn't want the data used for lists like this.
"The FBI UCR Program discourages any type of ranking of agencies based on reported data," Fischer said.
So to reach conclusions about violent crime in individual census tracts, Neighborhood Scout had to add other factors into the equation. They just won't say what those are.
It's part of the the company's "intellectual property," Schiller said.
"Our data have been tested on nearly 2 million addresses nationwide, using both retail losses and crime-related insurance claims, as well as validated across 8,000 cities in the U.S. Our predicted accuracy has been proven to be from 90 to 97.2 percent, depending on the type of crime," he added.
In Flint's case, Police Capt. T.P. Johnson wouldn't be surprised if the data is accurate.
Police get a lot of calls to that area, especially to the Evergreen Regency apartment complex off Lippincott, Johnson said.
Evergreen Regency was the scene of a double shooting May 5. It's a place where cars and pedestrians are stopped by an armed security guard on their way onto the property. On a recent afternoon there, a young man raises his arms and is patted down before he's allowed to walk through the gate.
Is it the most violent neighborhood in the city? Johnson would need to see the data to prove it, he said, but it's possible.
"It would be in the top five," he said.
Liya Hines has lived there since she was 3.
"To me, it's not that bad," the 24-year-old said.
It's no worse than other parts of the city, she added.
"This is Flint," Hines said. "The whole city's dangerous."
Harvey Eisman has owned a jewelry store, Southfield Gold and Diamonds, on Dort Highway for more than 20 years. He said he's never had a problem with crime.
"Never," he said. "Everything's good, the customers are good."
If the neighborhood was really one of the most violent in the country, Eisman said he could move.
"I could move my business in a heartbeat if I chose to," he said. "I'm choosing to be here."
Frances Gilcreast doesn't feel unsafe working in the neighborhood. Gilcreast is president of the Flint Branch of the NAACP, which has it's office on Lippencott near Dort.
"I don't feel unsafe. ... I've never had any problems over here," Gilcreast said.
Crime at Atherton East has gotten better in recent years, Kincaid said.
"I don't give a lot of credit to these organizations that do a lot of studies that compare data and can skew it any way they want to," he said.
Blake Thorne is a reporter for MLive-The Flint Journal. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org or 810-347-8194. Follow him on Twitter or Facebook.
Sat Oct 07, 2017 9:38 am
|Thankful that I moved from the 4th Ward as the scanner sites and media show lots of crime in what was a good neighborhood. If south side was believed to be the most violent, why is the new task force focusing on the north end?
But AC Dumas in his push to promote Mayor Weaver claimed the 9th Ward was the ost violent. "If Kincaid can't take cae of his own ward, how can he take care of the city?" asked Dumas. Council are not allowed to dictate to employees or the police department per the charter. While the police are neglecting many wards, only Weaver and her administration can direct their actions.
Odd how the police can get overtime to direct a show of force to protect Weaver in a Church and bloc city hall from open carry when open carry was in city council beore. They can implement a policy of no weapons in city hall.
Sat Oct 07, 2017 9:52 am