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BPD releases graphic footage of shootout with store guard, days before deadly exchange with U.S. Marshals

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Posted at 4:46 PM, Feb 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-12 08:47:29-05

BALTIMORE — Police have released graphic body-worn camera footage of a January 30 shootout between officers and a security guard at a North Baltimore grocery store.

Just after 1 pm officers were called for an armed person at the Compare Foods Supermarket in the 5600 block of The Alameda.

Officers Wesley Rosenberger and Daniel Jensen arrived first on scene.

Video starts with the officers entering the store looking for the suspect.

(WARNING: The video may not be suitable for all audiences. Click here to watch.)

Almost immediately an officer can be heard saying someone is pointing something at them.

Then gunshots ring out.

Police say 34 year-old Dontae Green began firing, prompting Rosenberger to shoot back.

Jensen is seen retreating outside the store, while Rosenberger stays and makes his way to the manager's area where a woman is taking cover and screaming to let her out.

From there, the exchange of gunfire continues.

During the chaotic scene, a 20 year-old man suffered a non-fatal gunshot wound to the arm. Neither officer was hit.

Greene meanwhile escaped through a backdoor.

It turns out he was a security guard at the store, who had been having some form of pay dispute.

Greene wasn't found until February 4, when the U.S. Marshals showed up at a home on N. Mount Street to take him into custody on charges stemming from the grocery store incident.

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Greene happened to be hiding in a closet and opened fire, striking a deputy marshal before being killed in the shootout.

The unnamed marshal has since been released from Shock Trauma, after undergoing surgery and being placed on life support.