City officer arrested after allegedly pulling gun in bar

Baltimore Co. police say he threatened to shoot during argument with staff

April 19, 2010|By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun

An off-duty Baltimore police officer was arrested Friday after Baltimore County police say he pulled a gun on employees at a Windsor Mill bar.

The officer, 21-year-old Jamar Lloyd Barnes, got into an argument with a waiter about 9:30 p.m. at Corinthian Lounge and Restaurant in the 7100 block of Windsor Mill Road, said county police spokesman Cpl. Michael Hill. When security approached Barnes, he produced a pistol and threatened to shoot, Hill said.

Officers arriving at the scene encountered Barnes walking along Windsor Mill Road, Hill said. Barnes refused the officers' commands and a struggle ensued.

City police said Barnes is assigned to the Central District's community stabilization unit and is still in his probationary period. He has been suspended without pay pending a review, according to spokesman Anthony Guglielmi, who said the department is "committed to holding officers accountable."

Court records show Barnes was released on his own recognizance on charges including three counts of first-degree assault and one count of disorderly conduct.

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