Baltimore Police Officer Shot While Approaching Carjacked Vehicle
October 13, 2016
A Baltimore police officer was shot in the wrist late Wednesday while responding to a report of a carjacking, and three suspects remain at large, police said.
The officer suffered non-life-threatening injuries in the shooting in the Cherry Hill neighborhood and was recovering at a hospital, police spokesman T.J. Smith.
The wounded officer and another plainclothes detective pulled over a vehicle believed to be connected to the earlier carjacking that occurred in Federal Hill, police said. As they approached, at least one suspect opened fire. Neither officer fired a weapon during the incident.
Fellow officers tried to staunch the wounded officer’s bleeding with a tourniquet, but he was alert and speaking, Smith said.
“Matter of fact, his district commander described him as ‘being himself’ and that’s a positive,” Smith said. “But he does have a significant injury to his wrist. I’ve seen officers shot in places where you think it’s inconsequential, they’re still serious injuries when you hit an area like a wrist.”