A career criminal was sentenced yesterday in Baltimore Circuit Court to 170 years in prison, the first 30 years to be served without parole, for attempted murder and handgun charges that resulted from a shootout in which two police officers were injured.
"This is purely a warehouse case," Assistant State's Attorney Gary Schenker said of Ellis R. Douglass. "If Mr. Douglass dies in prison, then I think society will be better off."
Douglass, 47, was arrested Jan. 26 in the 1200 block of North Collington Avenue when police noticed that he had a handgun. They took a .22-caliber pistol from him but didn't know he also had a .380-caliber pistol. Douglass pulled out his .380-caliber pistol and fired four shots, wounding two police officers.