Baltimore, MD – A Baltimore police officer came under fire as he was responding to a Shot Spotter alert on Monday night.
The attack occurred in the 2500-block of Edmonson Avenue at approximately 8:37 p.m., after the officer attempted to stop a vehicle in the area where the alert occurred, WJZ reported.
One of the occupants inside the suspect vehicle opened fire on officers before the vehicle took off down West Lafayette Avenue, according to WMAR.
The driver stopped at the West Lafayette Avenue bridge, at which point an occupant got out and started shooting at the approaching officers yet again, riddling at least one patrol vehicle with bullets, police said.
At least one of the officers was able to return fire before the suspects fled in the vehicle, WMAR reported.
It is unknown whether the gunman was hit during the exchange of gunfire.
One officer was transported to Shock Trauma as a precautionary measure, police said.
Heavy police presence at West Lafayette and N. Bentalou in West Baltimore. Police mobile command center is here.. lots of patrol cars and detectives. Waiting for info from PIO @wbaltv11 #wbal pic.twitter.com/Xqrr8G0xph
— Kai Reed (@KaiWBAL) August 25, 2020
He was not seriously injured and is expected to recover, according to WJZ.
Shortly after the attack, a man with a gunshot wound walked into a local hospital, WMAR reported.
He told police he was shot near the 2500-block of Edmonson Avenue, which was the same location where the officers had initially come under fire.
Investigators are working to determine whether or not the two shootings are connected, WMAR reported.
— Dan Lampariello (@DanFox45) August 25, 2020
The Baltimore Police Department (BPD) Mobile Command Center arrived at the scene of the shooting on Monday night, WJZ reported.
The attack remains under investigation as police actively search for the gunman.
A Baltimore Police Officer was taken to Shock Trauma last night after being shot at multiple times in West Baltimore. The suspect is still on the run. Tune into @FOXBaltimore Morning News for more on the officer’s condition and what led up to this shooting. pic.twitter.com/JJNMsXLKby
— Elijah Westbrook (@elijahwestbrook) August 25, 2020
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