Baltimore police identify man shot by officer

27-year-old had fired gun in direction of officers, police say

August 26, 2012|By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun

Baltimore police identified the man shot by an officer Friday night as Oba Mitchiner, 27, of Baltimore.

Officers first responded to the 2400 block of Maisel Court in Westport in South Baltimore about 10 p.m. Friday when they saw Mitchiner, who appeared to be firing a gun outside the home of a female companion, police said.

Mitchiner lives in the same block, police said.

Mitchiner then "fired at least one round in the general direction of the police officers," and three officers returned fire, said Anthony Guglielmi, a police spokesman.

Mitchiner was shot at least once in a lower extremity, Guglielmi said.

He was taken to an area hospital, where he was listed in serious but stable condition Friday, police said. On Sunday, Mitchiner was listed in fair condition, according to hospital staff.

His injuries were not considered life-threatening, police said.

Homicide detectives are investigating the case, as is customary in all police-involved shootings, police said.

Charges against Mitchiner are pending, police said.

Mitchiner has had a warrant out for his arrest since May for violating a protective order that a woman had placed against him, according to court records.

He has also had protective orders placed against him by two other women, which required that he surrender any firearms he owned. He is scheduled to be in Baltimore County court Oct. 11 for a second-degree assault charge.

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