BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Police are looking for a suspect who was captured on surveillance video during a shooting in the 300 block of South Calhoun Street.
The video shows a man dressed in camouflage-print clothing exiting a dark-colored pickup truck and carrying a shotgun into a small grocery store just before 11 p.m. Tuesday.
That shooter who was caught on camera firing off that shotgun is still on the loose. Police want to catch him, and the community also wants him off the streets.
A man in camo, with a shotgun in hand, walks into Jamily’s grocery store on South Calhoun Street, and starts firing.
Baltimore police say the shooter took direct aim at the 34-year-old clerk behind the glass.
Video then captures the man smashing the glass door, before he disappears into the night.
“We need to get him identified,” Baltimore PD spokesman T.J. Smith said. “It’s a person who shouldn’t be on the streets, shouldn’t be allowed to do this and hide under the cover of anonymity.”
Investigators say the clerk was shot in the upper body, and he’s in critical condition.
“That’s a frightening thought,” one community member said. “It’s going to happen again if they don’t do something to stop him.”
“They need to catch him because we don’t need that around here like that,” Baltimore resident Vanzole Bazemore said.
Following the incident, the store is now closed, but community members have been on a mission to try to revitalize their area.
Jose Resendiz lives a block from the shooting. On Thursday, he put up flyers for a Mount Clare neighborhood clean up on Saturday.
He says he knows the clerk who was shot, and he’s waiting for the day when violence isn’t this close to home.
“I think that if more residents would come out, a lot of the crime would have to go somewhere else because they can’t do it out in the open anymore,” Resendiz said.
Police say the gunman appears to have demanded something, and he then shot the suspect.
They believe he drove a dark pick-up.
The Mount Clare neighborhood clean-up event will be Saturday, March 24, from 9 a.m. to noon, with lunch afterward. Those attending should meet at the Traci Atkins Park rally point.
Detectives are asking anyone with information to contact 410-396-2221 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7lockup.