BALTIMORE — Police were on the scene of an officer involved shooting early Monday morning in Northeast Baltimore.
According to the department's tweet, the shooting happened in the 6000 Block of Alta Avenue.
PIO is on scene of a Police Officer Involved Shooting in the 6000 Block of Alta Avenue in the Northeast District.
— Baltimore Police (@BaltimorePolice) August 9, 2021
At around 9:18 p.m., officers were called to the scene for an assault and armed individual. Once they arrived, officers evacuated two members of the household who informed them that the individual was armed and potentially experiencing a behavioral health crisis.
After making contact with the individual, hostage negotiations and SWAT were called to the scene.
Once on the scene, teams were able to communicate with the individual. However, shortly after 3 a.m., the individual came to the door and fired his weapon.
At least, one officer returned fire, striking the individual.
SWAT medics provided aide, but the individual was later pronounced dead.
No officers were injured in this shooting.
This is an active and ongoing investigation, so further details will be provided when they become available.
On Tuesday, the ACLU of Maryland called for full transparency in this case. The group wants BPD to make all body camera video available to the public.
Baltimore Police killed a man on 6000 block of Alta Ave. in Northeast Baltimore. There must be a full investigation that is transparent to the community. All camera footage available must be released to the public. And any officers engaged in misconduct must be held accountable.
— ACLU of Maryland (@ACLU_MD) August 10, 2021