Off-duty trooper aids wounded boy

April 13, 2004|By Richard Irwin | Richard Irwin,SUN STAFF

An off-duty state trooper was credited with aiding a 12-year-old boy shot last night in East Baltimore and capturing a man suspected of involvement in the attack, city police said.

About 9 p.m., Tfc. Jeff Green, 43, was leaving a relative's house when he heard a gunshot outside nearby St. Francis Xavier Church in the 1500 block of N. Caroline St., said Officer Nicole Monroe, a city police spokeswoman.

Running toward the sound, Green --assigned to the salvaged-auto and child safety-seat inspection programs at the Golden Ring Barracks -- spotted two males standing over the wounded boy. The males attempted to flee, but Green, a 17-year police veteran, grabbed and held one of them him for city police while comforting the wounded child, Monroe said.

The man was being questioned last night by Eastern District detectives.

The wounded by was being treated at Johns Hopkins Hospital for a bullet wound to the abdomen and admitted in good condition, Monroe said.

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