East Baltimore shooting leaves one man injured Saturday

Nearby officer opened fire on shooter, but missed, police said

September 22, 2012|By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun

A man was found shot early Saturday in the 400 block of N. Collington Ave., near the Butcher's Hill and Patterson Place neighborhoods, police said.

Around midnight, an officer on foot near the 2200 block of Jefferson Street approached as an unidentified person was shooting at a 30-year-old man, police said. Pulling his own gun, the officer ordered the suspect to drop his weapon, police said.

The suspect instead turned and fired at the officer, who shot back without appearing to hit the suspect, police said. The shooter then fled, got into a silver car and drove away, according to police. The victim fled on a scooter, despite having been hit multiple times.

The victim was later located on Collington Ave. and taken to the hospital where he is in critical condition following surgery, police said.

The area was the site of a triple shooting in April 2011 that left one man dead. A fourth man shot and killed himself as police neared in the pursuit of suspects.

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