Reporting Mike Hellgren
BALTIMORE (WJZ)—An investigation is underway after city police shot a man in South Baltimore. Police say they fired on an armed man who pointed his weapon at an officer.
Mike Hellgren has the latest on this developing story.
The man was taken to Bayview after being shot in the upper body. He died Monday morning.
Baltimore City police tell WJZ someone inside a home on Saint Victor Street in South Baltimore called them, saying he believed his life was in danger–that he was being threatened by an armed man.
When officers responded, they say the man confronted them with his gun.
“Officers entered the house, asked the individual to drop the weapon multiple times. He did not comply with the officers’ commands. He turned toward the officers with the weapon, and one officer fired at least one defensive shot,” said police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi.
At least one bullet hit the man, who is 52 years old.
The officers involved are all OK, and no one else in the home was injured.
“It’s not a problem house as far as we know,” Guglielmi said. “The individual who was shot has no major contacts with police.”
The homicide unit is investigating. That’s customary with all shootings involving police.
It’s unclear how many officers responded to the scene Sunday night.