BALTIMORE (AP) - As the homicide rate in Baltimore soars, the 173th victim this year has been identified as the brother of the police department's spokesman.
Twenty-four-year-old Dionay Smith is the younger brother of T.J. Smith. Smith was found fatally shot inside his home about 8 p.m. Sunday.
His brother posted about the death on social media.
T.J. Smith wrote in a statement on Facebook that "to many, he will be #173, but to me and my family, he's Dion, a brother, a son, a father, a friend, a nephew and a kind soul."