Retired officer shot in apparent robbery near Baltimore home

November 28, 1998

A 73-year-old retired Baltimore City police officer was shot late last night outside his home during an apparent robbery attempt.

Oliver T. Murdock was getting out of his car in the 2500 block of Riggs Ave. in West Baltimore about 9: 50 p.m. when he was confronted by two males, police said. During a scuffle with the assailants, the retired officer was shot once in the chest.

The two men fled in a black pickup truck. Neighbors called police, who rushed the victim to Maryland Shock Trauma Center. He was listed in critical condition last night.

Pub Date: 11/28/98

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