BALTIMORE (AP) — A man charged with killing a 13-year-old in Baltimore had been on the run from police for two weeks after walking away from a secure hospital unit for patients with psychological conditions.
The Baltimore Sun reports that police had taken 25-year-old Anthony Jerome Clark Jr. to a secure University of Maryland Medical Center psychological unit on May 27 after he cut his own wrist with a box cutter when tried arresting him for a robbery.READ MORE: SEE IT: Good Samaritan Recalls Moment He Jumped Into Bay To Rescue Toddler After Ocean City Crash
Police said they told hospital staff to notify them before releasing Clark, but never were. A police spokesman said officers immediately began looking for Clark when they realized he was gone.READ MORE: Baltimore Mayor Announces Pilot Program To Direct Some 911 Calls To Mental Health Professionals
Police say Clark shot and killed 13-year-old DiAndre Barnes on June 11.
A hospital spokeswoman said patient privacy laws prevent her from discussing the details of the matter.MORE NEWS: Unemployed Workers Rally, Demanding To Know When They Will Get Their Money
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