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Suspect in shooting of Baltimore police officer, carjacking, captured

Baltimore Police Department
Antonio Janifer

Investigators say Antonio Janifer, 28, has been captured after extensive manhunt as he was wanted in connection with the shooting of Officer Joshua Jackson.

Jackson was shot Tuesday, May 20, when he attempted to stop a vehicle at the intersection of Light and Pratt Streets. Police say Janifer carjacked at least one vehicle to flee the scene. Officer Jackson was transported to Shock Trauma with a non-life threatening injury where he was treated and released.  BPD Commissioner Michael Harrison believes Jackson’s life may have been saved by his bullet proof vest.

Baltimore Police detectives investigated this shooting and quickly identified Janifer, of the 3000 block of West North Avenue, as the shooting suspect and obtained an arrest warrant. Monday at approximately 8:20 p.m., members of the Warrant Apprehension Task Force along with Members of the U.S. Marshals Task Force arrested in Prince George’s County without incident.

Janifer was been transported to Central Booking where he has been charged with 1st and 2nd Degree Attempted Murder.