NavyJack – Shooter Targets Baltimore Police Officers
Baltimore City Police say that officers have secured the scene of a shooting near Wheeler Avenue and N. Bentalou Street. The shooting occurred around 9:20p.m. Thursday evening.
Early reports indicated that “at least one man with an assault rifle had shot at police and shattered a cruiser window”. No officers were reported injured as of 10:30p.m.
At a later press conference it was learned that officers were in a police car in the area of the 2300 block of Winchester Street when they heard gunfire around 9:30 p.m. Baltimore Police Media Relations Chief T.J. Smith said “They actually heard gunfire. When they heard this gunfire, they drove toward it at one of the apartment buildings on Winchester Street. They drove into the parking lot and they saw a man armed with an AR-15-style rifle, firing the weapon. He was firing that weapon and he turned that weapon toward officers and started firing the weapon toward officers and the officers returned fire,”
The armed man was struck at least once in the upper body. The suspect fled into an apartment building and was found on the second floor. He was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Police said the gun was found in a wooded area behind the apartment building.