Burglary suspect killed by police

Teen was among 3 who broke into house

February 01, 2007|By Annie Linskey and Gus G. Sentementes | Annie Linskey and Gus G. Sentementes,Sun reporters

An 18-year-old male who police said was among three people burglarizing a Northwest Baltimore home was fatally shot yesterday by police who surrounded the residence and tried to arrest him as he brandished a gun, police said.

A woman and her two daughters were inside the rowhouse in the Park Circle neighborhood when the men broke in about 3 p.m., police said. Responding to a 911 call, officers covered the front and rear, according to Officer Nicole Monroe, a police spokeswoman.

One of the suspects ran out of the rear of the house holding a handgun, Monroe said. He was shot by Officer Ian Cameron, a 12-year veteran, she said. The wounded man was taken to an undisclosed hospital, where he died of gunshot wounds.

Police said the suspect did not fire his gun at any officers. The other two men were arrested inside the residence in the 2900 block of Rockrose Ave.

Monroe identified the man who was killed as Issac Pitts. No further information was available about him. The other two men arrested were being held.

The mother and her daughters were not injured.

There have been at least six burglaries in the neighborhood since the beginning of the year, according to police records.

It was yesterday's second police-involved shooting.

In April 2002, The Sun reported that Cameron shot and killed a steer that was charging at him. The animal had escaped from a slaughterhouse on Pennsylvania Avenue in West Baltimore.

annie.linskey@baltsun.com gus.sentementes@baltsun.com

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