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Baltimore marks record stretch of 11 days without murder


BALTIMORE (WBFF) - Baltimore is marking 11 days without a homicide - the longest stretch in recent history, dating back to at least 2002, according to city police.

There's only been one homicide this calendar month in Baltimore City.

Jerrell Brice was fatally shot in Douglas Homes on Feb. 1 and died two days later.

Mayor Catherine Pugh credited a variety of efforts Monday morning, including acting police commissioner Darryl De Sousa's "blitz initiative."

She told Circa affiliate FOX45's Paul Gessler she'll share more detailed statistics and more of her crime plan on Wednesday.

"Who should take credit? Everybody. Ceasefire, police department, community groups, organizations, the $500 million that we got from Bloomberg for new technology, the state and the governor for the computers that we're now putting into our police cars," Pugh told FOX45 Monday.

The start of the stretch also coincides with the grassroots "Ceasefire" movement, which held numerous events the first weekend in February and asked people to put the guns down.

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