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Police: Driver mows down victims after argument in Baltimore
WBAL ^ | May 29, 2014 | Saliqa Khan

Posted on 05/29/2014 6:10:52 AM PDT by csvset

BALTIMORE —Authorities have made an arrest in connection with a hit-and-run in west Baltimore on Tuesday that killed a woman and a toddler and injured a 7-year-old girl.

Baltimore police said late Wednesday night that they arrested 28-year-old Lucresha Mints in connection with the case.

Detectives said the intentional hit-and-run happened at Franklin and Monroe streets just after 9 p.m. Tuesday following an argument between Mints and 25-year-old Latoya Skipwith.

Police said the fight got so heated that Mints got into her car, aimed it at Skipwith and floored it, driving down the sidewalk and striking Skipwith, 2-year-old Joshua Carter and an unidentified 7-year-old girl as they sat on the steps of a church.

Witnesses told 11 News the victims ended up in a nearby stairwell, where on Wednesday, the boy's father sat in shock. He was nearby when the incident happened.

"I got the word and ran around the corner, and once I came, I seen my son a mess. It just hurt me so bad, I just broke down," father Joshua Carter Sr. said. "I just snapped."

Skipwith was killed, and police confirmed Wednesday that Joshua also died as a result of his injuries. Relatives of the victims told 11 News that Skipwith and Joshua were cousins.

The 7-year-old girl was taken to Johns Hopkins Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Police said she is expected to survive.

Police told 11 News that family members said the hit-and-run was sparked by an argument and that Mints knew her victims. Police said they were able to recover the vehicle used in the hit-and-run, which was a gray Acura.

"She took two lives from one family -- two babies. That's my youngest sister and my little cousin. He was only 2 years old," said Skipwith's sister, Rhonda Bryant, through tears.

"My little grandbaby -- he was the love of my life," said Helen Virginia Whitfield, Joshua's grandmother, who was still trying to comprehend Wednesday how someone could do something like that.

Police have not yet provided details on what the argument between Skipwith and Mints was about.

Earlier in the day Wednesday, relatives were upset with police because of what they called a lack of communication from detectives about whether the suspect was in custody or not.

"Somebody’s got to give us some answers. They owe it to us," said Joshua’s great-grandmother, Elissha Jefferson.

Police said at the time that they were doing everything they could.

"In this case, we definitely empathize with the families. We're speaking about an instance in which a 2-year-old child and an adult victim were killed last night, where a vehicle was used as an intentional weapon to cause this homicide. We're reaching out to the public and we’re doing our due diligence on our part. We're really asking for the public's help," Baltimore City Police Department Sgt. Jarron Jackson said.

Homicide detectives are still investigating.

Charges against Mints haven't been announced yet, but she's no stranger to police. Court records show earlier this month, she was arrested on first- and second-degree assault charges.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: Maryland
KEYWORDS: crime; doublezot; lucresha; lucreshamints; maryland; zot
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Charges against Mints haven't been announced yet, but she's no stranger to police. Court records show earlier this month, she was arrested on first- and second-degree assault charges.

Deceased

1 posted on 05/29/2014 6:10:52 AM PDT by csvset
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To: csvset

If Obama had a daughter....


2 posted on 05/29/2014 6:12:27 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: csvset

” Lucresha Mints “

Lucretia. Lucretia. Geez....


3 posted on 05/29/2014 6:14:33 AM PDT by AppyPappy
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Answers? You want answers? SHE murdered these people.


4 posted on 05/29/2014 6:15:16 AM PDT by bboop (does not suffer fools gladly)
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To: csvset

Of course.


6 posted on 05/29/2014 6:16:38 AM PDT by grobdriver (Where is Wilson Blair when you need him?)
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To: csvset

Two more victims of America’s “Car Culture”. When are we going to ban those things? It’s for the children!


8 posted on 05/29/2014 6:18:05 AM PDT by Above My Pay Grade (The people have the right to tell government what guns it may possess, not the other way around.)
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To: Doc Savage

Shame on you. Racist comment. Detestable.


9 posted on 05/29/2014 6:18:32 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ("Stone cold sober, as a matter of fact.")
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To: Doc Savage

So you think the murder of a 2 year old child is “good thing”. Please don’t give the real Conservatives here a bad name with your racist hatred.


10 posted on 05/29/2014 6:20:21 AM PDT by Above My Pay Grade (The people have the right to tell government what guns it may possess, not the other way around.)
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To: jrg; Doc Savage

So you’re a racist Death-Eater, too. And you think that’s conservative? It’s detestable.


12 posted on 05/29/2014 6:22:00 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ("Stone cold sober, as a matter of fact.")
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To: csvset
Police said they were able to recover the vehicle used in the hit-and-run, which was a gray Acura . . . a vehicle was used as an intentional weapon to cause this homicide.


Assault weapon.


High-capacity assault weapon.

13 posted on 05/29/2014 6:24:09 AM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: jrg; Doc Savage

I’m considered a racist by today’s college standard, but comments like those don’t reflect well on FR, to say the least. Cmon.


14 posted on 05/29/2014 6:28:20 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: csvset

Lucresha was turning her life around.


15 posted on 05/29/2014 6:29:58 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Melowese Richardson - Democrat Vote Fraud Expert)
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To: csvset

Lucresha was turning her life around.


16 posted on 05/29/2014 6:29:59 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Melowese Richardson - Democrat Vote Fraud Expert)
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To: jrg

Did I stumble onto Stormfront or something? Sheesh.


17 posted on 05/29/2014 6:31:50 AM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (100% pure organic, free-range conservative)
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To: csvset

Lucresha Mints

Sold at all the finest candy shops in Moscow.


18 posted on 05/29/2014 6:31:51 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: csvset

God bless the victims...some stories just don’t make sense.


19 posted on 05/29/2014 6:33:32 AM PDT by Blue Turtle
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To: Above My Pay Grade

Ban Private ownership of cars! They are dangerious weapons rolling around killing children! No cars—let all Americans Ride bikes—let the Chinese and Indians drive—they have too many people! If guns kill people—then Cars must do the same! While we are at it lets ban baseball too—Bats kill people!


20 posted on 05/29/2014 6:33:44 AM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: csvset
first- and second-degree assault charges

What was she doing out of jail? First degree assault as per Maryland law, is a felony. Why was she free to roam about causing even more mayhem?

21 posted on 05/29/2014 6:35:02 AM PDT by csvset
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To: csvset

We need automobile control!


22 posted on 05/29/2014 6:35:22 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: Doc Savage

Wow. Have to say I agree with the rest of the posters. I bet your comment is pulled in the next 30 minutes. Way to make FR look racist, chump.


23 posted on 05/29/2014 6:36:51 AM PDT by Mama Shawna
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To: Doc Savage

INCOMING!


24 posted on 05/29/2014 6:36:54 AM PDT by defconw (Well now what?)
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To: Doc Savage

I support your right to be a racist a-hole.

I also support the right of others to point out that you’re a racist a-hole.


25 posted on 05/29/2014 6:38:06 AM PDT by EricT. (Everything not forbidden is compulsory.)
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To: Mama Shawna
I don't agree with what was said. BUT! Enough of this PC nonsense. Free Speech, even if it's not very nice. It's sounds like the GOP-e in here today.
26 posted on 05/29/2014 6:39:22 AM PDT by defconw (Well now what?)
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To: csvset

“Why did Latoya die? Latoya died because of craven, irresponsible politicians and AAA.”


28 posted on 05/29/2014 6:40:22 AM PDT by moovova
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To: csvset
Very Tragic. It shows how cars are as dangerous as guns in the wrong hands.

As for the racist comments on this thread, I want to go on the record that I don't want to see blacks murdered.
That's the difference in mindset between Libs and Conservatives:
Libs want whites to fail, Conservatives want Blacks to succeed, a-holes of all stripes want to kill random members of other groups.

29 posted on 05/29/2014 6:41:06 AM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: Doc Savage

You are a scumbag.


30 posted on 05/29/2014 6:41:11 AM PDT by Private_Sector_Does_It_Better (I AM ANDREW BREITBART)
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To: BitWielder1

Excellent comment


31 posted on 05/29/2014 6:41:51 AM PDT by Private_Sector_Does_It_Better (I AM ANDREW BREITBART)
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To: Doc Savage

get a life, get out of the past. I hate ghetto culture, but to not care about 2 lives, especially a 2 yr olds, because of skin color is lamentable in the 21st century


32 posted on 05/29/2014 6:42:33 AM PDT by When do we get liberated? (A socialist is a communist who realizes he must suck at the tit of Capitalism.)
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To: Pollster1

lol


33 posted on 05/29/2014 6:43:06 AM PDT by When do we get liberated? (A socialist is a communist who realizes he must suck at the tit of Capitalism.)
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To: EricT.

Exactly!


34 posted on 05/29/2014 6:43:12 AM PDT by defconw (Well now what?)
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To: defconw

Agreed. Say what you want, and reap the consequences. Somehow, I don’t think Jim will appreciate the comment, and this being HIS PRIVATE site, he can suspend anyone’s free speech as he wishes. We are all guests in his house.


35 posted on 05/29/2014 6:43:18 AM PDT by Mama Shawna
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To: Mama Shawna

Very true. Your point is a valid one. Like I said, I don’t agree with the comment, but I agree with his right to say it and I agree with your right to take him to task for it. Let everyone say what they want.


36 posted on 05/29/2014 6:45:04 AM PDT by defconw (Well now what?)
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To: csvset

The Amish strike again...clever disguises, I admit...most clever.

/s


37 posted on 05/29/2014 6:45:45 AM PDT by Adder (No, Mr. Franklin, we could NOT keep it.)
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To: csvset
Maybe she should “check her privilege”.
38 posted on 05/29/2014 6:45:51 AM PDT by Fido969 (What's sad is most)
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To: Doc Savage; jrg

... THE HELL IS WRONG WITH YOU TWO? Talk like that does not belong in polite conversation and if I was Jim Robinson, I’d kindly ask you both to GTFO.


39 posted on 05/29/2014 6:46:30 AM PDT by McCloud-Strife ( USA 1776-2008)
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Looks like you’re pretty good at hit and run too.

You have added nothing to the discussion and have shown yourself to have no regard for what goes on here at FR.

Take your junk comments somewhere else.


40 posted on 05/29/2014 6:53:57 AM PDT by super7man
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Both joined in 1998....


41 posted on 05/29/2014 6:55:36 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: super7man

The above note was intended for Doc Savage.


42 posted on 05/29/2014 6:55:48 AM PDT by super7man
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To: csvset

The NRA’s fault.


43 posted on 05/29/2014 6:57:20 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: defconw

I’m with you on this one. While why we said is detestable we are no different then DU if we begin yanking comments because it is “offensive”. In fact I detest the use of the term offensive. This crap has made us a mambie pambie group of pathetic groveling infants.
I’ll take my marbles and go home now


44 posted on 05/29/2014 6:59:11 AM PDT by Jarhead9297
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To: Mrs. Don-o
"Shame on you. Racist comment. Detestable."

Deut. 13:14

45 posted on 05/29/2014 6:59:33 AM PDT by unread (Rescind the 17th. Amendment...bring the power BACK to the states...!)
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To: csvset

copycat crime to Rodger in Isle Vista?

Are lefties going to be mowing people down with their assault vehicles now?


46 posted on 05/29/2014 7:01:27 AM PDT by School of Rational Thought
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To: Above My Pay Grade

Haha “Car culture”


47 posted on 05/29/2014 7:02:25 AM PDT by School of Rational Thought
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To: super7man

Looks like he was suspended or banned.


48 posted on 05/29/2014 7:02:51 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

AAA’s fault


49 posted on 05/29/2014 7:03:20 AM PDT by School of Rational Thought
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To: Jarhead9297

Well now I find that offensive! (Just kidding) :) I hear you.


50 posted on 05/29/2014 7:04:43 AM PDT by defconw (Well now what?)
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