Attempted Ambush of Police in Baltimore?

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Attempted Ambush of Police in Baltimore?

The sound of gunfire on Thursday night lured four plainclothes Baltimore police officers to a parking lot of an apartment complex, where a gunman immediately opened fire on them as soon as they arrived.

Attempted ambush?

The incident occurred at around 9:30 on Thursday night. The officers were wearing tactical vests and driving an unmarked car when they heard gunshots.

“Were they specifically drawn there by him because he might have known they were in the area? We don’t know the answer to that yet, but that’s something that we’re trying to figure out.” Baltimore Police spokesperson T.J. Smith

After an exchange of gunfire, the suspect was hit, then retreated. He was later found on the second level of the apartment complex. He was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

No one else was injured.

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Screenshot of ambulance leaving for the hospital

 

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Screenshot of scene

 

CBS Baltimore reported,

Two officers involved in the shootout have been placed on administrative leave, which is routine for all officer-involved shootings, Smith told reporters.

It’s not yet clear exactly who or what the gunman was shooting at prior to the officers’ arrival, according to police. A group of children at a nearby basketball court told WJZ’s Rick Ritter they heard several “heavy” gunshots, and then ran home.

Investigators, initially under the impression that there might be multiple suspects, called in the SWAT team and assistance from Baltimore County Police, but later ruled out the possibility of a second gunman, Smith said.

The investigation is continuing.

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