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BPD officer released from hospital, week after line of duty shooting

Officer Brian Burke hospital release
Posted at 1:51 PM, Jun 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-22 13:52:39-04

BALTIMORE — Exactly one week after being shot in the line of duty, a veteran Baltimore Police officer is heading home from the hospital.

Officer Brian Burke was shot overnight last Sunday, while investigating a large party outside an apartment complex on Winchester Street in West Baltimore.

The alleged gunman, 30-year-old Christopher Earl, got into a struggle with Burke and another officer after they approached him for pulling into the complex parking lot at a high rate of speed.

Despite being shot, police say Burke was still able to help take Earl into custody without causing injury to him.

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Burke was immediately taken into surgery at University of Maryland Shock Trauma.

A 20-year member of the department, Burke has also served that same amount of time with the National Guard.

Earl remains in custody and is scheduled for an August 5 preliminary hearing, according to online court records.