501 N. Calvert Street
Baltimore, MD
Justin Fenton
My Role

Crime reporter covering Baltimore City, contributing to the Baltimore Crime Beat blog and maintaining the city homicide map.
My Biography

Justin Fenton joined the Sun in 2005 and has covered the Baltimore City Police Department and the criminal justice system since 2008. His work includes an investigation into Cal Ripken Jr.’s minor league baseball stadium deal with his hometown of Aberdeen, a three-part series chronicling a ruthless con woman, the killing of five Amish children at a schoolhouse in Nickel Mines, Pa. and a job swap with a British crime reporter to explore differences in crime-fighting. A story about how Baltimore police were discarding rape cases at a higher rate than any other city led to sweeping reforms in how the city investigates sex crimes. In 2010, the City Paper recognized him and colleague Peter Hermann as the Best Journalists in Baltimore.
My Interests

Access to public records, covering crime using social media
My Recent Articles

Gunfire may be five times as common as reported, contractor says 4/20/2014
Company behind technology to trace shots says police never hear about many discharges For every gunshot report taken by Baltimore police, there could be five more they haven't heard about, according to the company behind a high-tech system that city officials hope will help curb the illegal use of firearms.

Gansler sues BP over alleged spill-related pension loss 4/18/2014
Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler has filed a lawsuit against oil company BP over investment losses following the 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion, alleging that the state's pension fund lost millions after the company misled the public about its safety protocols.

Youth leader gunned down on Baltimore's west side 4/18/2014
Michael Mayfield, 17, was weeks away from graduating Michael Mayfield did it all: The Baltimore teenager was a member of his school's Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps, played baritone horn in the band, was a force on the mound for the baseball team, and was a youth ambassador and peer mediator.

Man killed in shooting in NW Baltimore 4/16/2014
Victim found shot several times in a car in Windsor Hills A man was shot and killed on the northern edge of Gwynns Falls Park Wednesday evening, police said.

Man found dead of gunshot wound in Johns Hopkins Hospital bathroom 4/15/2014
Incident believed to be a suicide A man entered Johns Hopkins Hospital with a gun early Tuesday morning and is believed to have fatally shot himself inside an emergency room bathroom, an incident that came days after the medical center held a national symposium on safety inside hospitals.