Officer shoots, wounds robbery suspect

December 22, 2005|By RICHARD IRWIN

A city police officer shot and wounded a robbery suspect yesterday evening on an East Baltimore street when the man allegedly attempted to run the officer down with his car.

Eastern District Officer Donald Hayes, a four-year-member of the force, was in the 2000 block of E. Lafayette Ave. about 5:30 p.m. when he observed a gunman robbing another man on the street, police said. When Hayes approached, the gunman entered a car and tried to run Hayes down, police said.

Hayes fired his semiautomatic service weapon, hitting the driver once in the jaw and once in an arm, police said. The suspect was captured.

The 33-year-old suspect, whose name was withheld pending charges, was reported in good condition at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Hayes is expected to remain on duty while the shooting is investigated, police said.

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