Woman hurt in gunfire at S. Baltimore high-rise

April 10, 1991

A woman was slightly injured yesterday when shots were fired at police as they made a drug arrest at a high-rise in Southeast Baltimore, according to the police.

Jacqueline Weaver, 23, of the 1000 block of Orleans Street was taken to Church Hospital, where she was reported in good condition with a graze wound on the shoulder, a spokeswoman said.

Agent Arlene K. Jenkins, a police spokeswoman, said the incident began about 4:40 p.m. when officers arrested a 17-year-old youth in the high-rise in the 100 block of North Colvin Street on a drug charge.

A man identified as Ronald Gerald,19, of the 1000 block of Orleans Street was then arrested on a charge of common assault after he allegedly threw some bricks at the officers, Agent Jenkins said.

As the officers were about to get into an unmarked patrol car, four shots were fired at them from one of the floors of the high-rise building, Agent Jenkins said. She said the officers drove away and reported that someone had fired at them.

During the shooting, Ms. Weaver, who happened to be in the area at the time, received the graze wound, the police said. They said a search of the area failed to produce any suspects in the shooting.

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