BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Baltimore Police Sergeant Isaac Carrington is on life support after he was shot multiple times in an incident in northeast Baltimore.
Police were called to the 5600 block of Summerfield Avenue around 3:24 p.m. to investigate a reported shooting. When officers arrived, they found Carrington, 43, suffering from gunshot wounds.
WHAT WE KNOW:
- Baltimore Police sergeant shot multiple times during the robbery.
- He was identified as Sgt. Issac Carrington, a 22-year veteran of the force.
- He was shot outside his home in northeast Baltimore.
- He’s in the ICU on life support.
- There’s an intense search for two suspects — the gunman and the getaway driver.
Carrington was taken by ambulance to Shock Trauma and quickly identified as an off-duty Baltimore Police Sergeant.
Baltimore Police Commissioner Michael Harrison said that an initial investigation revealed that Carrington was standing in front of his lawn, speaking with a neighbor, when an unknown vehicle believed to be an Acura, pulled onto the street.
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At least one man who was wearing a mask exited the vehicle, pointed a gun and demanded property.
The neighbor threw what items he had on the ground and began running. Carrington began running in the opposite direction.
The gunman gave chase and shot Carrington multiple times. He then got back in the vehicle, which fled north on Summerfield Avenue and turned west on Todd Road.
“We need your help more than ever, and we need your prayers,” Harrison said.
Doctors at Shock Trauma said that they did not have time to do a complete evaluation when Carrington arrived.
“He came in quite unstable,” Doctor Thomas Scalea said. “Great pre-hospital job to get him to us in a very rapid amount of time to give us a shot at this.”
Doctor Scalea said that his team was able to get Carrington “slightly more stable” but still have more tests to do.
“We’re just at the beginning of what is going to be a very protractive course,” Scalea said.
Mayor Jack Young called on residents to “do better.”
“I’m begging and pleading with you now,” Young said. “We can do better Baltimore, and I’m counting on you to do better.”
Carrington is a 22-year veteran on the force. He is a husband and father of three.
This is the second time in less than a month that a police sergeant has been injured during an investigation situation.
Sgt. Bill Shiflett was wounded when a gunman opened fire inside the Man Alive clinic on July 17.