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.
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.
Yesterday, Officer Brian Burke was greeted by his family, BPD and PC Harrison as he was released from Shock Trauma after being shot in the line of duty earlier this month. We thank Dr. Scalea and the entire team at the @UMMC for the care they provided to P.O. Burke. #MyBmore pic.twitter.com/h6TKo4w7ju— Baltimore Police (@BaltimorePolice) June 22, 2020