T.J. Smith, the Baltimore Police Department's chief spokesman, regularly holds news conferences decrying the violence that destroys lives nearly every day.
He's spoken out against the tragic killings of children, women and the elderly — and so many young men.
On Wednesday, Smith held his latest press conference. He was there to talk about the killing of his own brother. "I last spoke to my brother last week," Smith said, choking back emotion. "He has twins who have the same birthday as my son.” Dionay Smith, 24, was found fatally shot at around 8 p.m. Sunday in his home in the 1400 block of Argyle Ave. in the Upton neighborhood. Known as "Dion," he was the 173rd person to be killed in a year marked by a record pace of homicides. (📷 by Michael Ares/The Baltimore Sun) Link in bio.