BALTIMORE — On the clock and off, law enforcement officers in Baltimore have been under attack.
Some of them shot, beaten, or robbed.
The trend started the morning of July 15 at the Man Alive Methadone Clinic. During this incident Baltimore Police Sergeant Bill Shiflett was shot responding to a call of a man with a gun inside the clinic. The shooter was ultimately killed, while Sgt. Shiftlett is on the mend.
Then five days later, newly appointed Baltimore Police Deputy Commissioner Danny Murphy and his wife were robbed at gunpoint in Patterson Park. The civilian commissioner was forced to give up all of his valuables before the thieves took off in an SUV.
Four days after that, a Baltimore Police Lab Technician was attacked as he was heading to work by three teenagers in the Barclay neighborhood. The incident was caught on video and the teens were arrested within a few days.
Then on August 8, Sgt. Isaac Carrington was outside his Northeast Baltimore home talking to a neighbor when he was robbed. Then as he was running away from the gunman, he was shot. Carrington is recovering at a rehabilitation facility as police look for the shooter.
Two weeks following the previous incident, a man attempted to rob two men who turned out to be a Baltimore City Schools Police Officer and a retired Department of Corrections officer in North Baltimore. They were both carrying and shot and killed the robber.
Just recently, police say and officer was making a traffic stop when another car tried to hit him. It was the same suspect they say shot at another officer just minutes later in West Baltimore.
All of these incidents have contributed to the continued violence that is plaguing the city.