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Baltimore Officer Taken To Shock Trauma After Gunman Riddles Patrol Car With Bullets

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.

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.

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.

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Holly Matkin

Holly is a former probation and parole officer who is married to a sheriff’s deputy. She is a regular contributor to Signature Montana magazine, and has written feature articles for Distinctly Montana magazine.

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