A 26-year-old Sacramento man was arrested by Baltimore police Saturday night as officers investigated the shooting of his girlfriend in a downtown hotel room near the Inner Harbor, records show.
The circumstances of the shooting - which was reported at the Brookshire Hotel in the 100 block of E. Lombard St. - remained unclear Monday. Police said Saturday night that the shooting may have been self-inflicted or accidental, but have listed robbery as a possible motive.
Police said a sergeant was sitting in a marked patrol vehicle around 9:40 p.m. Saturday when the victim's boyfriend, Andrew Gasway, approached and said his girlfriend had been shot. The woman was located inside a hotel room, suffering from a gunshot wound to the leg.
She was unconscious at the time — apparently under the influence of some substance — and needed medics to revive her, police said. She was then taken to a nearby hospital for treatment. Her injury is not considered life-threatening, police said.