City officer who shot man is six-year police veteran

November 13, 2009

The city police officer who shot a 23-year-old man who advanced toward the officer with two knives Wednesday morning in East Baltimore is a six-year veteran of the department and had never been involved in a shooting before, according to a spokesman for the agency. Police are not releasing the name of the officer, who is on routine administrative leave pending an investigation. Police spokesman Donny Moses said the man shot by the officer faces assault and weapons charges once he is released from Johns Hopkins Hospital, where he was in serious condition Thursday. Police also have not identified the suspect. The shooting occurred about 6:30 a.m. in the 2700 block of Jefferson St. in the McElderry Park community.

- Brent Jones

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