BALTIMORE (WJZ)—A frightening scene. An out-of-control car causes chaos on Liberty Heights Avenue.

Weijia Jiang talked to neighbors who saw the scary crash.

Just after 11 a.m. Saturday, emergency crews rushed to a horrific scene in Northwest Baltimore and found the driver of a black Infiniti truck dead.

The vehicle was on its side, shattered into pieces, completely wrapped around a light pole at Liberty Heights and Eldorado Avenues. Police say before crashing, the driver struck a pedestrian in his 40s, who has been treated for a broken leg.

Witnesses watched it unfold.

“I didn’t hear the gunshots. All I seen was the car coming down the street, I say about a good 50, 60 miles per hour and he hit the pole,” said Corey, witness.

Now investigators are looking at a twist in the case. When medics cut the victim out of the truck, they saw he had been shot multiple times in the upper body and legs.

“It’s like watching a horror movie, you know? You see brains, gore and guts. It was like that,” said Mike, witness.

Police say witnesses tell them the chaos started at the intersection of Liberty Heights and Hillsdale, just a few blocks north of the scene.

“A vehicle pulled alongside the black Infiniti,” said Det. Donnie Moses, Baltimore City Police. “The driver got out, opened fire on the driver of the truck. Then that shooter got back into his vehicle and sped off.”

Police are still looking for the gunman as the crash team pieces together the gruesome accident.

“I never seen nothing like that ever happen before, so it’s got me shook up ’cause I never seen anything like that. It’s sad,” said Vera Stern, witness.

Police are waiting for the autopsy report to determine what caused the victim’s death. They have not released his identity.

Police are asking for the public’s help to find the gunman. You can report tips anonymously.

Comments (39)
  1. mh says:

    I don’t get it, the truck was wrapped around a pole but its an Infiniti Q30 thats in the video all twisted up so which is it..

    1. colt 45 says:

      remember boys and girls guns and driving don’t mix

    2. joan says:

      it sound like that family is the dead man that brother was killed in the house that a little boy was left by his dead father’s bloody body ! Is the brother that was murdered today ! Oh my God in heaven !!!! Two brothers killed by the sword.

      I give my sincere prayers to every member of that family, and I ask the Almighty God Jehovah in the blood of Jesus Christ, with his divine power of the Holy Spirit to please be with this family and give them his total protection and have mercy on what would cause this type of destruction to have taken place to this family. To please dear God that already knows everything. To please put an end to all endangerment, evil and harm for the remaining family members and associates.. Enough is enough. amen ! Thank You Jehovah God and Jesus Christ for your Total Power and Loving Understanding during a time of great need. Something is extremely wrong in this family’s life. God will be done.

      1. Billiam says:

        Yes, Joan, this will help….look how much it has done for everyone else in the past couple of week. Please stop coming on here with your rantings. Your first sentences are so rambled and garbled I can’t even begin to guess what you’re trying to say.

  2. Leigh Ann Erdman says:

    Second moral of the story…driving a really visible-pricey vehicle makes you easy to find when you have ticked someone off. I see that Maryland gun control is really wroking well.

    1. Leigh Ann Erdman says:

      working…a bit of dyslexia

    2. mizunderstood says:

      You dont know what the situation is to say that he ticked someone off and was easily found because of the kind of car he drove. Speculation is a terrible thought especially for you.

      1. Billiam says:

        It’s easier to be found in an Infinity, Lexus, Escalade or any of these vehicles than an Impala, Camry or Escape. The previous writer’s information makes sense – if you don’t want to be seen, don’t drive something that brings attention. I doubt that the shooter just felt like randomly shooting that day – whoever was hit was a target. In the future, please don’t be “mis”understood.

  3. Leslie Barrow says:

    I think the real point is GUNS are weapons of mass destruction. I should be able to purchase any vehicle of my choice and be free to drive it, if however, I am involved in a lifestyle of corruption and crime then I will always be looking over my shoulder. Moral to this story is if someone is shot they immediately go into shock and act irrationally, hence trying to drive for help . Either way we only saw he reaction and can draw no real conclusions as to anything of than Gun Violence!!!!

  4. Carole says:

    I didn’t know an infinity was a truck. Live by the sword, die by the sword.

  5. Jesse says:

    It’s an Infniti i30t, a 2001 looking model. The truck pulled alongside the Infiniti.

  6. beejay says:

    Its so lovely to see so many Detective Watsons on the case. Good job people. Any idea on the killer?

    1. I Say, Watson! says:

      Wha? Are you suggesting that they earn their pay?
      They wrote a crime scene report. Isn’t that enough?
      Besides, it was nearly lunchtime.

  7. Buck says:

    So, since the truck hit someone and broke their leg, is it also a weapon of mass destruction? And if it had killed them? What then? Ban trucks? WAKE UP PEOPLE! Guns don’t kill people, people kill people….

  8. Rene says:

    That is exactly why I moved from Baltimore. Charm City…They should say Harm City. The city that finds going around killing one another as a form of entertainment. Again, an innocent bystander pays the price with a broken leg.

  9. Watcher says:

    “Police are waiting for the autopsy report to determine what caused the victim’s death.” Now that’s Brilliant!

    1. kiamike1 says:

      rite thy shld awwready no tht??

      1. Sober Up says:

        Put the bottle down, and get yourself some coffee.

  10. Joe Friday says:

    He may have died from injuries from the accident. Just the facts….only the facts.

  11. Christine says:

    Gun control only works for the people who are already following the law. I’d venture to guess the person who shot up the driver probably didn’t obtain his firearm legally. So why create more laws that won’t be followed by the very people we’re trying to stop?

  12. Larry says:

    Damn the gun laws. Anybody without a criminal record and no history of mental illness should be able to buy a gun. Put the restrictions on the ammo. You can buy ANY ammunition over the internet. Any legal gun owner (including myself) would not mind a little more scrutiny when purchasing ammunition. Even if it means having to complete some kind of registration (like you do for your car). This simple solution is beyond the comprehension of our politicians. It won’t be perfect.There will be black market ammo. But, i bet it would make a difference.

  13. GM says:

    Until they put felons in a supermax prison for the length of their sentences, this will continue. There should be no probation or parole for felons who commit these terrible crimes and they should not receive any health and other benefits while in prison at all. Give them nothing and make it impossible for them to be together at all and that will cut down on the crimes commited in prison. That way, they would truly pay for the terrible things they do. They let them out all the time to just continue their crimes. This has got to stop ASAP!!

  14. vugvee says:

    Man that is not a good way to start the weekend.

  15. Towanda Gottaloveme Thomas says:


  16. kiamike1 says:

    i jus feel srry 4 the ppl who kid this was.. n ppl need 2 grow up.. black on black crimes

  17. JMob girl says:

    The driver of this truck was the brother of the man they found dead in a closet in Jessup with his little boy.

  18. Mizunderstood says:

    It does not make any sense to how people can care less of what happens and how it effects their entire family. The man killed was a relative of mine. Even though we were not close it makes you shake your head in disbelief of why and how someone could do that. My prayers and thoughts go out to thew immediate family that has been suffering so much.

  19. Angel says:

    THIS IS TERRIBLE BALTIMORE WAKE UP! It’s time to speak up in our neighborhoods. Stop acting STUPID by not telling on these low life’s around you and your family. TIME TO CHANGE OUR LAW SYSTEM IN MARYLAND PERIOD!!!

  20. tarsha says:

    it’s a shame another person had to lose their life on the streets of baltimore,the city that used to read is now the city that bleeds. how many people have to their lives before change happens? where’s the unity people?

  21. cringle says:

    the people that’s in charge of the city needs to stop lying about the murder rate,cause people are still being killed everyday!!! so you say the murder rate has gone down? stop lying to yourself and the people of this city!

  22. outkasts says:

    Another bites the dust

  23. joan says:

    If all people no matter what your race my be, don’t stop being so evil . I fear that the almighty God Jehovah will intervene and cause an unusual event to take place, where there would be many deaths because people refuse to listen to God and not repent of their evil ways. God is trying to tell all people to repent so that they will not have to be destroyed. Remember, God always give the human race a warning before any correction take place. the power is in having strong faith in God and repent, prey for his help in all things. honor his commandments. what else is to happen before people will be willing to accept and respect God’s truth of the events of bible prophecies are very real.

    1. Billiam says:

      It can’t be any more unusual than reading your post. Never ask what else could happen, Joan, because you won’t like the answer, no matter what you believe.

  24. Ms. G says:

    Another murder, another family has to bury their loved one. Homicidies in this city will continue to happen daily if parents, guardians and caregivers do not correct the children and give punishemnt for bad behavior. Family values and self worth need to be taught at any early age not at the age of 12 by then it’s too late to correct the problem. Police and law makers cannot raise our children, IT’S the PARENTS DUTY TO TEACH CHILDREN RIGHT FROM WRONG!!

  25. Brilliant! says:

    Forest Gump said it best….

    “Stupid is, as Stupid does.”

  26. KiBaby says:

    I grew up with this man. I think people should start looking at their lives and seeing what they can do to change. My prayers go out ot his family.

  27. Never Stops says:

    and it never will, I tell you what though, the guy who just jumps out of his vehicle and just shoots another driver in plain sight and no one knows anything? All these people that were interviewed and none of them saw the license plate of the shooter….BUll….!

  28. Larry says:

    People have to start helping themselves to solve this problem. Like the previous commenter said– report what you see. Call the non emergency number to report anything suspicious (vehicles, people, drugs, dogs, etc.). That number should be ringing off the hook every day. You can’t stay in your house and pray it away. In order to make a change in ANYTHING you have to make the first step. Then God will make 2. These days nobody wants to get involved.