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Baltimore Police officer injured in Southeast Baltimore shooting, suspect fatally wounded

Posted at 11:18 PM, Aug 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-29 07:13:52-04

BALTIMORE — A Baltimore Police officer was injured in a shooting in Southeast Baltimore Wednesday night.

The shooting took place in the area of East Fayette Street and North Caroline Avenue at around 11 p.m. According to the Baltimore City FOP, the officer that was injured was taken to shock trauma with non-life threatening injuries.

Commissioner Harrison, several officers and the FOP President responded to Shock Trauma to support the injured officer. The FOP release a statement confirming that the officer has been released from the hospital Thursday morning.

According to Baltimore Police they believe the suspect involved was the same one that was involved in the incident on Tuesday where a person shot at an officer and tried to run over a different officer.

Commissioner Harrison says that the suspect pointed a gun at officers and got back in the car at which point the officers followed.

Harrison said BPD officers engaged with the suspect at the intersection of East Fayette and North Caroline and the officers fatally wounded the suspect.

One officer was shot in the lower leg and is good condition. Harrison stated that investigators are unsure if the officer was struck by the suspect or friendly cross-fire.

Multiple officers fired weapons but it is unknown how many or how many rounds.

The suspect was brought to the hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

Upwards of 10 officers were involved in the incident and an internal investigation has already begun.

In the last month and a half there have been six officer-involved incidences where officers have been victims of crimes.

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All of these incidents have continued to stun Baltimore, as shootings and murders are continuing to rise in the city.

Just last week, Mayor Jack Young, Governor Hogan and Commissioner Harrison met to go over the Commissioners crime plan.

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The staples of the crime plan have been a focus on community oriented policing with one of the strategies being to implement micro-zones.

This is an ongoing investigation anyone with information on the shooting is asked to contact police.