BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A Baltimore police officer was taken to a hospital and a police cruiser was hit by gunfire following a traffic stop in west Baltimore Monday night, police said.

The shooting happened around 8:37 p.m. Officers responded to the 2500 block of Edmonson Avenue for a ShotSpotter alert and tried to stop a vehicle in the area.

One of the occupants in the vehicle then began shooting at police. The vehicle then fled, stopping on the West Lafayette Avenue and shooting at police again, the department said.

At least one officer fired their gun before the vehicle fled.

One officer was taken to Shock Trauma as a precaution.

Shortly afterward, police responded to an area hospital for a report of a walk-in shooting victim. The victim reportedly told police they were shot in the 2500 block of Edmonson Avenue, though it’s unclear if that shooting is connected.

Police remain on the scene to investigate. The Baltimore Police Department’s Mobile Command Center is also in the area.

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Rachel Menitoff

Comments (4)
  1. Kingfish says:

    #CityinCrisis
    I know how to fix the out of control violence in decaying democratic failed Baltimore city.. We need to paint more BLM on our streets, that’s it that will stop the gun toting hoodrats!

    1. Joe G says:

      Ha! You’re right….. and don’t forget about defunding Police and removing all racist statues -More great ideas to help stop the murders and violence…. what about the best idea yet that they want to help the city….. renaming the oldest Columbus statue in the country the ” Victims of Police Brutality Monument” , you can’t make this stuff up!!!

  2. Bob says:

    Keep voting in those useless democrats, they have destroyed our city Enjoy you deserve it!

  3. King Julian says:

    over 50 years of Democratic leaders brings the city over 300 murders every year. that’s something to be proud of

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