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Below is a list of all the deaths that occurred in the HBO dramatic series, The Wire. If there are any missing, please feel free to add to the list.

Season indexEdit

Season 1 (2002) Edit

# Deceased Cause of Death Murderer Episode Title
1 Snot Boogie AKA Omar Isaiah Betts Shot to death Unknown/The Streets The Target
2 William Gant Single head shot close-range, bullet pancaked on inner skull Marquis "Bird" Hilton The Target
3 John Bailey Shot to death (off-screen murder) Wee-Bey Brice & Bird Hilton The Pager
4 Brandon Wright Brutally tortured to death and left him cigarette marks Wee-Bey Brice, Stinkum & Bird The Wire
5 Kiesha Cocaine overdose Technically Wee-Bey Brice, Stinkum & Little Man Lessons
6 Anton "Stinkum" Artis Shot in the chest Omar Little Lessons
7 Wendell "Orlando" Blocker Shot by close-range and gunshots to the shoulder, chest, and left arm Wee-Bey Brice & Little Man The Cost
8 Little Man Off-screen murder in Druid Hill Wee-Bey Brice The Hunt
9 Nakeesha Lyles Gunshot to the head Unknown Barksdale Enforcer Cleaning Up
10 Wallace Shot 3 times to death Bodie Broadus & Poot Carr Cleaning Up

Season 2 (2003)Edit

# Deceased Cause of Death Murderer Episode Title
1 14 Immigrant Women One beaten to death and thrown off a bridge. All remaining thirteen suffocated to death resulting from a sabotaged air pipe in a cargo container. Sam, The Atlantic Light Crewman Ebb Tide
2 Sam, The Atlantic Light Crewman Tortured and slashed to death and have his head and hands dismembered Spiros Vondas via Sergei Malatov Collateral Damage
3 5 Inmates in Jessup Correctional Facility Overdose of hot shots Avon Barksdale Hot Shots
4 D'Angelo Barksdale Strangled to death Unnamed Inmate hired by Stringer Bell All Prologue
6 T.T. (9-year-old innocent bystander) Hit by a stray bullet from a gunfight through his bedroom window 1 of the drug dealers in a street war. Stray Rounds
7 Steven L. Miles (Ziggy’s duck) Alcohol poisoning

Technically Ziggy Sobotka

Stray Rounds
8 George "Double G" Glekas Shot to death Ziggy Sobotka Storm Warnings
9 Frank Sobotka Stabbed repeatedly to his chest and abdomen, had his throat slashed by a single-edged blade and had his body dumped into the shore near the docks The Greeks Port in a Storm

Season 3 (2004)Edit

# Deceased Cause of Death Murderer Episode Title
1 Dog (Cheese's dog) Executed by gunshot for losing in a dogfight Cheese Wagstaff All Due Respect
2 Jelly Shot to the head in broad daylight Tree (Cheese's dealer) All Due Respect
3 Peanut Shot to the head Dazz and his crew All Due Respect
4 Tosha Mitchell Accidental gunshot to the head during a gunfight Dante Dead Soldiers
6 Tank Gunshot to the chest during a gunfight Kimmy Dead Soldiers
7 Bonquesiha Jenkins Off-screen murder Unknown Dead Soldiers
8 Ray Cole Heart attack None Dead Soldiers
9 Chipper Shot to the head Stanfield Organization Homecoming
10 Country Multiple gunshot wounds Stanfield Organization Homecoming
11 Boo Multiple gunshot wounds Slim Charles Homecoming
12 Rico Shot to death through a motorbike drive-by Snoop Pearson Back Burners
13 Tatar Shotgun drive-by through an SUV window Chris Partlow Moral Midgetry
14 Officer Derrick Waggoner Multiple gunshot wounds Roland "Prez" Pryzbylewski Slapstick
15 LaTroy Multiple gunshot wounds Barksdale Organization Reformation
16 Devonne Shot one in the mouth, one in each breast Marlo Stanfield Reformation
17 Stringer Bell's bodyguard Shotgun to the stomach Omar Little Middle Ground
18 Stringer Bell Gunshots to the chest, execution style Omar Little & Brother Mouzone Middle Ground
19 Johnny Weeks Drug overdose None Mission Accomplished

Season 4 (2006)Edit

# Deceased Cause of Death Murderer Episode Title
1 Unnamed dealer Shot to the head Chris Partlow Boys of Summer
2 Fruit Shot to the left temple, close-range Curtis "Lex" Anderson Boys of Summer
3 Curtis "Lex" Anderson Gunshots, then left to rot in a vacant Chris Partlow & Snoop Pearson Boys of Summer
4 Fredro Braddock (Witness in a drug case) Shot to death Unknown/The Streets Soft Eyes
5 Unnamed security guard Shot to death in a vacant Chris Partlow & Snoop Pearson Refugees
6 Unnamed delivery woman Shot in the heart Chris Partlow Alliances
7 Colonel Raymond Foerster Died of cancer None Corner Boys
8 2 New York boys in a vacant Both shot to death, then left to rot in a vacant Chris Partlow & Snoop Pearson Corner Boys
9 New York dealer Gunshot to the head Chris Partlow Corner Boys
10 2 other New York dealers Off-screen murders Chris Partlow & Snoop Pearson Know Your Place
11 Old Face Andre Shot to death (off-screen murder) Chris Partlow & Snoop Pearson Know Your Place
12 Little Kevin Shot to death in a vacant (off-screen murder) Chris Partlow Misgivings
13 Devar Manigault Beaten to death Chris Partlow Misgivings
14 Sherrod Drug overdose by hot shots Technically Bubbles That's Got His Own
15 Bodie Broadus Shot to the head twice O-Dog Final Grades
16 Unnamed drug dealer Shot to the head Michael Lee Final Grades

Season 5 (2008)Edit

# Deceased Cause of Death Murderer Episode Title
1 Unknown Corner Boy Gunned down Snoop Pearson Uncomfirmed Reports
2 Junebug & 2 Others All shot to death Chris Partlow & Snoop Pearson Unconfirmed Reports
3 Butchie's bodyguard Shot to the head Snoop Pearson Not for Attribution
4 Butchie Shot and tortured to death Chris Partlow Not for Attribution
5 Hungry Man Shot to death Cheese Wagstaff Transitions
6 Proposition Joe Shot to the head Chris Partlow Transitions
7 Donnie Shot to the head Chris Partlow React Quotes
8 Manny Shot to the chest Omar Little Took
9 Savino Bratton Shot to the head Omar Little Took
10 Omar Little Shot to the head Kenard Clarifications
11 Snoop Pearson Shot to the head Michael Lee Late Editions
12 Cheese Wagstaff Shot to the head Slim Charles -30-

Non-chronological & Random deathsEdit

# Deceased Cause of Death Murderer Episode Referenced
1 Unknown elderly man Death unknown N/A The Target
2 Pooh Blanchard Shot in the 221 towers (off-screen murder) D'Angelo Barksdale The Target
3 Maurice Scroggins Shot in the back of the head twice (off-screen murder) Barksdale Organization The Target
4 Roland Legget and Toreen Boyd Both shot to death in the projects in 2001 with a 9 mm (off-screen murders) Roland "Wee-Bey" Brice The Target
5 Dierdre Kresson Shot through a glass window with a 9 mm Wee-Bey Brice via D'Angelo Barksdale Old Cases
6 Bodie's mother Possibly murdered or drug overdose, died when Bodie was four years old (off-screen) Unknown/The Streets The Pager
7 Ladontay (Dwight Tilghman's cousin) Murdered before 2003 (off-screen murder) Roland "Wee-Bey" Brice Collateral Damage
8 Random guy in morgue Shot to death Unknown/The Streets Hot Shots
9 Mau Mau Willis Murdered sometime before or in 2003 (Off-screen murder) Sergei Malatov & Eton Ben-Eleazer Bad Dreams
10 12 headless men All killed and have their heads and hands dismembered The Greeks Port in a Storm
11 Elijah Davis Shot to death in 1990 (off-screen murder) Dennis "Cutty" Wise Time After Time
12 5 Corner boys All shot to death Unknown/The Streets Time After Time
13 Random guy in morgue Shot to the heart Unknown/The Streets All Due Respect
14 3 other dealers All shot to death Dazz and his crew All Due Respect
15 Pooh Bear Shot in both chests and mouth (off-screen murder) Marlo Stanfield Hamsterdam
16 Unseen Man Shot to death before or in 2004 (off-screen murder) Marlo Stanfield Hamsterdam
16 James Broadus Death unknown N/A Hamsterdam
18 Random dealer in Hamsterdam Shot in the head and torso A dealer of Barksdale Organization Slapstick
19 Dealer of Fruit's crew Shot in the head Barksdale Organization Reformation
20 Random Guy Death unknown N/A Refugees
21 2 random bodies in morgue Deaths unknown N/A Alliances
22 Random Guy Shot in the head N/A Unto Others
23 Albert Stokes' mother Death unknown (off-screen) N/A A New Day
24 Random guy in a vacant Shot to death Chris Partlow & Snoop Pearson That's Got His Own
25 15 more bodies in vacants All shot to death Possibly Chris Partlow & Snoop Pearson Final Grades
26 Unknown elderly woman Natural/Unknown N/A Unconfirmed Reports
27 3 random bodies in morgue Deaths unknown N/A Unconfirmed Reports
28 Random junkie in morgue Drug overdose N/A Unconfirmed Reports
29 Random Junkie Drug overdose (McNulty serial killer tampering) N/A Unconfirmed Reports
30 Random Homeless Guy Natural causes N/A Transitions
31 Random Junkie Drug overdose N/A Transitions
32 Random Guy Death unknown N/A A Dickenhart Aspect
33 Random Homeless Guy Beaten to death The Homeless Guy who collects business cards Late Editions
34 Random Homeless Guy Beaten to death The Homeless Guy who collects business cards -30-
35 Random dead boy in the street. Shot in the chest N/A -30-

StatisticsEdit

  • In total there are at least 87 deaths.
  • Chris Partlow had the most kills all though most are off-screen murders.
  • D'Angelo Barksdale was the only major character to get killed by a unknown character.
  • Episode "Ebb Tide" had the most on-screen deaths 14.
  • In the four years covered by the story only one Baltimore police officer is shown shooting and killing a person. And that victim there is another police officer (Prez accidentally shoots Waggoner).
  • 4 characters died of a drug overdose.
  • T.T. was the youngest character to be killed off in The Wire.
  • Raymond Foerster was the only character to die of cancer.
  • Ray Cole was the only character to die of a heart attack.
  • Prez was the only character to kill another character (Derrick Waggoner) who was also a cop and he accidentally shot him when he didn't know he was part of the police.
  • Spiros was the first major character to kill a main character (Frank Sobotka).
  • Omar was the second major character to kill another main character (Stringer Bell), all though Brother Mouzone also killed Stringer.
  • Chris has the title for most on-screen kills with 11.
  • 6 main characters got killed off, which was in order D'Angelo, Frank Sobotka, Stringer, Bodie, Proposition Joe & Omar.
  • Snot Boogie was the first character to get killed.
  • Cheese was the last character to get killed off.
  • Avon is best friends with Stringer but he is responsible for Stringer's death as he told Brother Mouzone where Stringer is going to be the next day.