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$19k reward offered in search for alleged police shooter, Antonio Oliver Janifer

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Posted at 4:56 PM, May 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-29 18:47:26-04

BALTIMORE — A $19,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of 28-year-old Antonio Oliver Janifer, who's wanted in the shooting of Baltimore Police officer, Joshua Jackson.

Jackson suffered a gunshot wound to the abdomen following a car chase and foot pursuit Tuesday night.

At about 9:25 p.m., Jackson spotted a car driving erratically near the intersection of E. Pratt and Light Streets. When Jackson tried pulling the driver over, he sped away.

Shortly after the suspect, believed to be Janifer, crashed in the 1000 block of Light Street.

As Jackson gave chase, Janifer allegedly shot him before carjacking a blue Toyota Camry and fleeing.

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A three-year veteran of the force, Jackson was taken to Shock Trauma and released the next day in good condition, according to the police department.

Janifer has long dreadlocks and brown eyes. He's about 6’1” and 210 pounds with numerous tattoos, including dollar signs on his throat.

An arrest warrant was issued a day after the shooting, charging Janifer with attempted first and second-degree murder, first and second-degree assault of a law enforcement officer, reckless endangerment, and several gun crimes.

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He's a previously convicted felon who's prohibited from possessing firearms and should be considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information should call Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LockUp or 911.