BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Police are investigating an officer-involved shooting in south Baltimore on Wednesday night.

Officers working in the 400 block of South Gilmor Street said they saw a suspect they believed to be armed with a gun shortly after 7:30 p.m.

As one of the officers began approaching the suspect, he turned and fired a handgun in the direction of the officers, striking a police vehicle, police said.

One officer returned fire. The suspect fled down an alley and eluded police. Officers searched the area and local hospitals with no success.

The Special Investigation Response Team (S.I.R.T.) continues to investigate this incident and the department has activated its Body Worn Camera policy.

If anyone has any information relative to the investigation, they can contact the Police Department at 410-396-2300.

Those who wish to remain anonymous can utilize the Metro Crime Stoppers tip-line, at 1-866-7LOCK-UP. You can also submit an anonymous text tip by visiting to MCS website online.

CBS Baltimore Staff