BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A day after two police officers, one from Baltimore City and one from Baltimore County, were shot while serving an arrest warrant on an armed man wanted in connection with a domestic-related shooting near Philadelphia, officials are still trying to figure out who shot the officers.
Harrowing video showed the moments after the officers were shot at the Garden Village Apartment complex off Radecke Avenue just after noon Wednesday. Fellow law enforcement officers brought a wounded officer to a waiting ambulance.
More video WJZ obtained shows police rushing into the apartment complex just after the shooting.
The injured Baltimore County officer shot on duty Wednesday is still recovering at Shock Trauma; the city officer was released Wednesday night.
A number of questions remain about how they were wounded while serving a felony warrant on the armed suspect in northeast Baltimore, including whether the suspect ever fired his gun.
The suspect was killed at the scene and police confirm gunshots were fired, but WJZ has learned there was no exchange of gunfire between police and the suspect.
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The officers were working with the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force at the time they were shot. They were part of a large task force with the U.S. Marshal’s Office, serving a warrant.
WJZ has learned the suspect, Michael Marullo, was facing nine charges from a domestic-related shooting in Lower Chichester Township outside of Philadelphia Tuesday night.
Governor Larry Hogan confirmed that the suspect was a former state corrections official.
“A former state corrections official who had left his job who had been under investigation, who had an outstanding warrant out for attempted murder,” Hogan said.
At the apartment complex where the shooting happened, maintenance crews replaced shutters Thursday afternoon. Broken glass remained near one of the building’s doors, but few signs of the incident remained.
Residents recalled hearing gunfire out of nowhere and scrambling to keep themselves safe.
“You see all these shots flying everywhere and you got people telling you to take cover. As you look around, where you gonna take cover? There’s open air,” Tracey Hankins said.
Hankins told WJZ he heard dozens of shots.
Thursday, calm had sunk in for some residents.
“Today it just seemed like nothing ever happened,” a woman named Toya said.
Toya said local leaders aren’t doing enough to control the chaos and it’s leaving her feeling scared.
She’s now keeping a closer eye on her grandmother who lives in the area.
“I was telling my grandma, like, it’s time for you to move,” she said.