Baltimore police officer shot near Gwynns Falls Park

Five-year veteran grazed on hip

July 20, 2011|By The Baltimore Sun

A gunman opened fire on a Baltimore police officer as he stepped out of his patrol car while responding to a domestic violence call Tuesday night, grazing his hip, according to a statement from a city Police Department spokesman.

Police spokesman Detective Kevin Brown said the shooting occurred about 11:40 p.m. in the 1100 block of Cooks Lane, near the southern edge of Gwynns Falls Park and about a quarter-mile from Security Boulevard and Forest Park Avenue.

The Southwestern District officer, who has been on the force five years, was treated at Maryland Shock Trauma Center and released. No arrest has been made.

Police said in the statement that the officer had responded to a domestic violence call and was "fired upon by an unknown individual" when he got out of his cruiser. Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said it is unclear whether the shooting was related to the domestic violence call.

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