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BPD officer out of hospital after being shot Tuesday in Fed Hill, suspect still on the run

Officer identified as Joshua Jackson, AKA "Saint the Rappin Cop"
Posted at 9:45 PM, May 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-28 07:26:57-04

BALTIMORE — A Baltimore City police officer has been released from the hospital after being shot Tuesday night in the line of duty.

Officer Joshua Jackson suffered a gunshot wound to the abdomen following a car chase and foot pursuit of a suspect.

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 crashed in the 1000 block of Light Street and ran.

As Jackson gave chase the suspect shot him, before carjacking a blue Toyota Camry.

Jackson, a three-year veteran of the force was taken to Shock Trauma with non-life threatening injuries. He was released from the hospital Wednesday in good spirits, according to the police department.

Meanwhile, the suspect identified as Antonio Oliver Janifer remains on the loose. Police say he's considered armed and dangerous.

Some may know officer Jackson as "Saint the Rappin Cop," who's been featured nationally and nominated for a 2018 National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Emmy Award.

Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to call 911 or 410-396-2100.

Mayor Jack Young released the following statement in response to the shooting:

“Earlier tonight, a brave member of the Baltimore Police Department was shot in the line of duty. The officer is currently being treated at Maryland Shock Trauma for non-life threatening injuries. This officer put their life on the line for the residents of our City. The level of violence on our streets is completely unacceptable and won't be tolerated. Our public safety officials, and in particular our police officers, deserve our gratitude and thanks for placing themselves in harm's way each and every day. I have been in constant contact with Commissioner Michael Harrison, and we are both thankful to the men and women of the Baltimore Police Department.”