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Person of interest arrested after 2-year-old shot in suspected road rage incident

Posted at 12:25 PM, Oct 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-14 10:26:21-04

BALTIMORE — Baltimore Police said they have a person of interest in custody after a two-year-old was shot early Saturday morning in West Baltimore.

It happened just after 12:30 a.m., when officers were called to the 600 block of W. Franklin Street for a Shot Spotter alert.

When police first got to the scene, they couldn't find any victims or suspects.

Then a short time later, officers were alerted of a 2-year-old that had just arrived at an area hospital with a gunshot wound to the stomach.

Police think it all started at a red light where multiple cars were stopped. Apparently when it turned green no one moved, at which point the driver of the car with the child inside blew their horn several times.

Still there was no movement, so the driver reportedly drove around the car in front of them and turned the corner onto Martin Luther King Jr, Boulevard.

That's when police say the driver of a silver Mazda van followed and shot into the car, striking the 2-year-old, before fleeing the scene.

Police have released a photo of the actual van involved, and describe the shooter as a heavyset man with dreadlocks.

The ATF's Baltimore Field Division is putting up a $15,000.00 reward for information leading to an arrest in the case.

On Sunday, police officials confirmed the arrest of a person on interest in the shooting. The department will provide additional updates after formal charges have been filed.

Anyone with information is asked to call Baltimore Police detectives at 410-396-2411, Metro Crime Stoppers at 866-7-Lockup, or 888-ATF-TIPS.

Baltimore Police Commissioner Michael Harrison spoke to reporters about the incident on Saturday morning.