A 26-year-old man was wounded yesterday in an exchange of gunfire with two police officers who were on a narcotics stakeout in Northwest Baltimore, according to police.
Keith Merlin Polk of the 2300 block of Whittier Avenue was shot once in the right buttock and taken to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where he was reported in stable condition last night.
The police said the shooting occurred at 3:40 a.m. as uniformed Officers Michael D. McDonald, 25, and Troy James Cooper, 26, of the Northwestern Police District were in a narcotics stakeout at the Thorndale Apartments in the 3000 block of Thorndale Avenue.
The police said no drugs were recovered. Charges are pending in the case, they said.