Police-Involved Shooting In East Baltimore
BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A police-involved shooting in Baltimore City is under investigation.
Just after midnight Thursday, officers responded to a call for an armed person in the 1500-block of East Lanvale Street.
Police say the suspect engaged officers and reached into his waistband. One officer fired, but didn’t hit him.
The suspect then ran up a block to Caroline Street and that’s when a second officer encountered him and shot him one time in the leg.
The suspect was taken to Johns Hopkins Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. He is in stable condition.
A handgun was recovered at the scene.
Richard Jenkins Jr., 25, was later charged with firearms violations, assault and reckless endangerment.
The officers are on administrative leave.