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Police investigating officer-involved shooting incident on Monday night

Posted at 9:26 PM, Aug 24, 2020

BALTIMORE — Police are investigating an officer-involved shooting incident on Monday night.

At around 8:40 p.m., officers responded to a shot spotter in the area of 2500 block of Edmondson Avenue.

Officers attempted to pull over the vehicle and as the vehicle came to a stop, it is believed that an occupant of the vehicle began to fire a gun at the officers.

According to police, the vehicle fled the scene and headed down W. Lafayette Avenue, coming to a stop at the W. Lafayette Avenue bridge.

This is when an occupant exited the vehicle again and began shooting at approaching officers, striking a patrol vehicle multiple times. At least one officer returned fire before the vehicle fled from the area.

One officer was taken to Shock Trauma as a precautionary measure.

Officers remain on the scene investigating this incident and are actively searching for the vehicle and its occupants. Anyone with information is asked to call 911.

Police say that a short time later a victim walked to into a local hospital with a gunshot wound. The victim informed officers that he was shot near the 2500 Block of Edmondson Avenue.

On Tuesday, FOP President Mike Mancuso took to twitter Tuesday condemning the incident, saying that officers are working with “seriously reduced manpower” per shift, and a commissioner who “has zero ability to lead in the midst of such violence,”

Baltimore City Police Commissioner Mike Harrison is expected to brief media on the shooting. WMAR-2 News will have more on Harrison's remark at 11.

Officers are currently working to determine if there is any connection to any of these incidents.