It was just after noon on Sunday, when shots fired in the 900 block of Eager Street outside Latrobe Homes drew the attention of a Baltimore City patrol officer.
"He saw an unidentified male lying on the ground who had apparently been shot. He saw two suspects running from that male. They jumped into a blue Suburu Legacy," said Det. Donny Moses of the Baltimore City Police Department.
Police say the officer attempted to stop the car, and called for backup as they sped away.
They would crash the car into a parked car and subsequently into a building just across from the United Baptist Church less than a mile away, but because of that initial officer's call, police converged on them immediately.
"Two suspects got out... attempted to flee on foot. They were apprehended. A handgun was recovered as a result and as I stated, two suspects have been arrested and charged with First Degree Attempted Murder," said Moses.
Police say the alleged triggerman, 19-year old Shareef Armstead, was spotted dropping the Glock handgun as he got out of the wrecked vehicle, and officers took him into custody along with an alleged accomplice, 22-year old Malcolm Coleman.
Both suspects are no strangers to the criminal justice system, but on this day, no one had to call police to report a shooting.
They were within earshot when it happened.
"Our officers are on the job,” said Moses, “We're calling them repeat violent offenders, because they have been arrested by our officers several times for cases similar to this and we remain at the job. We remain vigilant and we're going to be out there."
The victim in this case, a 31-year old male, remains hospitalized in serious condition after suffering several gunshot wounds to the torso.
Police are withholding his identify for his own protection.