Off-duty officer involved in shooting incident is fired

September 10, 2004|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

The Maryland Transportation Authority Police officer involved last month in an off-duty shooting incident has been fired, a police spokeswoman said yesterday.

Officer Devin Walker initially told Baltimore police that he was sitting on the steps of a house in the 2700 block of Parkwood Ave. when a man shot at him and another man acted as a lookout. Walker said he shot the man who fired at him.

The men were arrested and charged with attempted murder, but the charges have been dropped. In the case against the man accused of being the lookout, prosecutors said Walker changed his story. In the other case, prosecutors said he refused to cooperate.

"Chief [Gary] McLhinney is very particular about the character and integrity of his officers," said Transportation Authority Police spokeswoman Catherine Leahan.

She declined to elaborate but said the firing, which was made official Wednesday, was not related to the shooting itself. The shooting remains under investigation by city police.

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