Baltimore police identify officers in weekend shooting

Officers fired after 36-year-old man pointed gun at them, police say

September 05, 2012|By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun

Baltimore police on Wednesday identified the two officers who fired their service weapons at a man who'd allegedly threatened them with a gun Saturday as Detectives Christopher Icenroad and Donta Williams.

Both detectives are members of the department's Violent Crime Impact Section.

Police also identified the man shot by the officers as Leontey Kiah, 36, whose last known address is the 4000 block of W. Rogers Avenue. Kiah sustained non-life-threatening injuries in the altercation with police.

Uniformed police officers with the Violent Crime Impact Section first confronted Kiah in the 400 block of E. Lorraine Avenue in Harwood about 10 p.m. Saturday, police said.

As officers approached Kiah, he forced his way into a nearby dwelling, and the officers followed him, police said.

Kiah then pointed a semi-automatic handgun at the officers, police said, and Icenroad and Williams fired at him, police said.

Kiah was struck multiple times and taken to Johns Hopkins Hospital. He remained in critical condition there Wednesday night.

Neither Icenroad nor Williams were injured in the incident, police said.

Icenroad, 32, is an eight-year veteran of the Police Department who does not have other police-involved shootings in his history, police said.

Williams, 28, is a nine-year veteran of the department who was involved in one other police-involved shooting in 2010, police said.

According to court records, Kiah has multiple gun and drug charges to his name, dating to the mid-1990s.

Court records also show Kiah previously lived in the same block of E. Lorraine Avenue where the shooting occurred.

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