UPDATED: Barricade Situation on the 1600 Block of Light Street in South Baltimore

| August 29, 2022 | 0 Comments

Update as of 12:25 pm: The suspect was apprehended and arrested. According to a Tweet from Ben Conarck of The Baltimore Banner, the suspect came out willingly.

Updated from Councilman Eric Costello at 1245pm: 

FINAL UPDATE: Barricade Incident / Non-Fatal Shooting – 1600 block of Light St
Units currently on scene: BCFD, BPD, OEM, BcoPD, BGE & FBI
Police negotiators were able to get the suspect to safely surrender. Suspect is in custody. Scene has been cleared by SWAT. No additional injuries were reported. A Bmore Alert notification will be sent to notify residents that they can return to their homes and businesses. Thomas Johnson Elementary Middle School (TJEMS) has been notified and the lockdown at the school has been lifted.

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Original story with initial updates:

There is currently a barricade situation at Light Street Animal Hospital at 1601 Light St. in South Baltimore/Riverside following a shooting inside the building. The animal hospital is at the corner of Light St. and Randall St.

Thomas Johnson Elementary/Middle School, which is behind Light Street Animal Hospital to the southeast, is currently locked down.

Justin Fenton of The Baltimore Banner reported on Twitter: “Police say victim was non-fatally wounded and has been taken to hospital.”

The victim is Dr. John C. Trujillo (Dr. T), according to employees of Light Street Animal Hospital.

Ben Conarck of The Baltimore Banner Tweeted the following:

Employees tell me Dr. T was about to start a survey [SIC] when he was short [SIC]. The dog was under anesthesia. Patient (dog) has been transferred to another hospital for their surgery.

About eight employees and three dogs (one sedated) evacuated the animal hospital after the shooting, all without incident

Thomas Johnson Interim Principal Ms. Laird told parents:

We are currently on lockdown due to a police event in our neighborhood. We are taking this step as a precaution, and no students or staff are in danger. However, we will remain in lockdown until the situation in the neighborhood is resolved.

Please be advised that in a lockdown situation, no one can leave the building and no one can enter the building.

Today is the first day of school for Baltimore City Public Schools.

Streets are currently shut down east to Johnson St., west to Marshall St., and south to Bloomsberry St., and Fort Ave. to north.

The area around Light Street Animal Hospital is currently filled with Baltimore Police officers, tactical officers, and negotiators.

This story will be updated. 

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