A Coppin State University police officer shot and killed a gunman firing upon a car at the edge of campus Tuesday evening, Baltimore police said. Less than an hour earlier, a man was killed in a double shooting in Northwest Baltimore, marking a grim milestone: the city’s 300th homicide.
The young man killed by police was firing upon a car occupied with at least two people near Daley Residence Hall on the east edge of campus, police spokesman T.J. Smith said. Police have not identified the man, but say he was not a student.
Meanwhile, the previous shooting — and the city’s 300th homicide — happened shortly before 6 p.m. in the West Arlington neighborhood. Officers found two men shot in the 3900 block of Groveland Ave. They were taken to the hospital, where one man died Tuesday night. The victim has not been identified.
It marked the second straight year the city recorded 300 homicides, and only the second time since the 1990s.