Off-duty deputies shoot holdup suspect

September 29, 1999|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

A man was shot by off-duty city sheriff's deputies in East Baltimore last night during a holdup that took place a block from a Fraternal Order of Police union meeting on Pulaski Highway near Clinton Street.

Police said three armed robbers entered the Me Too bar in the 3200 block of Pulaski Highway about 8: 50 p.m. and announced a holdup. In the tavern were three customers and two bar employees. All of them fled. The employees ran to a nearby tavern -- Looney's Santa Fe -- where about a dozen off-duty deputies from the Baltimore sheriff's office were holding an FOP meeting.

Sheriff John Anderson said the deputies confronted the gunmen, identified themselves and ordered the men to drop their weapons.

When the gunmen refused, Anderson said, the deputies fired, hitting one of the men, who was taken to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. The other gunmen barricaded themselves in the bar, but surrendered shortly after midnight.

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