2 city police officers exchange gunfire with male suspect

September 30, 1998|By Jamie Stiehm | Jamie Stiehm,SUN STAFF

Two Baltimore police officers were placed on administrative duty yesterday after a shooting incident in South Baltimore on Monday night in which a male suspect suffered a minor head wound, police said.

According to police, Officers Derrick Phyall, 28, and Omar Wright, 30, were on plainclothes foot patrol in the 2600 block of Marbourne Ave. about 9: 30 p.m. when a man walked out of an alley, mumbled something to the officers and, without provocation, fired at them.

The officers, who identified themselves as police, returned fire and the man suffered a minor head wound, police said, adding that it was unclear how many shots were fired by the man.

L Police recovered a 9-mm semiautomatic pistol and a revolver.

Agent Ragina L. Cooper, a police spokeswoman, said Eric Finnell, 30, whose last known address was in the 700 block of Fifth Ave., was treated at St. Agnes HealthCare and released. He was then arrested on two counts of assault with intent to murder a police officer, Cooper said.

Pub Date: 9/30/98

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