Teen shot by officer is charged

June 11, 1993|By Roger Twigg | Roger Twigg,Staff Writer

A 16-year-old boy, who was shot Wednesday when he pointed a gun at an off-duty Baltimore police officer, was charged yesterday as an adult with assault by pointing a handgun and possession of a handgun, according to police.

Peter Maultsby, of the 2500 block of Madison Ave. in West Baltimore, was charged after he was released from the Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where he had been treated for a gunshot wound of the right knee and a graze wound to the chest, police said. He was held at the Central District lockup, awaiting a bail hearing last night.

The shooting occurred about 11 p.m. Wednesday in the courtyard outside the Eutaw Garden Apartments, in the 1900 block of Eutaw Place, where Officer Hayes Ball, 32, of the narcotics unit, was moonlighting as a security guard, police said.

Officer Ball was checking out a report of a shooting when he saw two males run from the building, one of them considerably ahead of the other. Officer Ball drew his police issue 9 mm Glock handgun and ordered the two to stop. The one nearest to him turned and pointed a handgun at the officer, police said.

Officer Ball then fired two shots, one of them striking the gunman in the right knee.

Police said young Maultsby suffered a slight graze wound to the chest during an apparent gun battle with the other person.

The .38-caliber Smith & Wesson handgun recovered from the youth had at one time belonged to a Baltimore police officer, police said. Detectives are trying to determine how the teen-ager acquired the weapon.

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