Baltimore Police Officer in Critical Condition After Being Shot in Curtis Bay

| December 16, 2021 | 0 Comments

Overnight at approximately 130am a Baltimore Police Department (BPD) Southern District officer was shot multiple times on the 4400 block of Pennington Ave. in Curtis Bay while sitting in a parked patrol car. After the shooting, the officer’s vehicle crashed.

BPD received a call about a car crash and officers responded, rendered aid, and worked to get the officer to R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center at University of Maryland Medical Center.

BPD Commissioner Michael Harrison said he believes the officer was parked on the block and a would-be shooter walked from the rear or side of the vehicle and began firing and striking the vehicle and the officer.

Harrison called this a “cowardly brazen act” on an officer “who is doing what we ask that officer to do, to go out and protect and serve.” He said they are “angry, confused, and in search of answers.”

“Anyone who knows anything, who has heard anything, who saw something, or who knows somebody who knows something should call police right away,” said Commissioner Harrison.

Mayor Brandon Scott called this a “cowardly act,” and asked for prayers for the officer and the officer’s family.

Shock Trauma Physician in Chief Dr. Thomas Scalea said the officer has multiple gunshot wounds and is “critically ill with life threatening injuries.” At the time of the press conference at 6am this morning, the officer was in the operating room for “life saving surgery.”

Dr. Scalea said the prognosis at this point is “guarded.”

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