Baltimore officer shoots driver who hit him with vehicle
BALTIMORE (AP) — Police in Baltimore say an officer shot a male suspect after he struck the officer with a vehicle, but neither suffered injuries thought to be life-threatening.
News outlets reported that Police Commissioner Michael Harrison said officers approached a vehicle possibly involved in multiple armed robberies in a parking lot on Thursday night.
Commissioner Harrison and PIO are responding to a Police Involved Shooting in the 2200 Block of E. Biddle Street. Additional information will be provided as it becomes available.— Baltimore Police (@BaltimorePolice) May 14, 2021
The driver of the vehicle struck one of the officers, who fired twice, wounding the driver. Harrison said the driver crashed blocks away and was apprehended as he got out of the vehicle, Harrison said.
The driver, who was shot in the shoulder, is in stable condition at a hospital.
Harrison says the officer was taken to a hospital as a precaution and is in good condition.
MORE: That confrontation happened in a parking lot behind this building (left pic). Police say once shot the suspect tried driving away but crashed a few blocks away near Hoffman Street. (Pic to the right) That’s when the suspect tried to run away but was caught. @wbaltv11 pic.twitter.com/km5WW7duDh— Tre Ward ABC 7 (@TreWardTV) May 14, 2021