BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Two Baltimore Officers assigned to the U.S. Marshals Warrant Apprehension Task Force who were injured in a shooting while attempting to serve a warrant in Woodlawn Tuesday were released from Shock Trauma Wednesday afternoon.
The officers left the doors of the medical center and entered a ceremonial gauntlet outside, surrounded by applause from staff and police.READ MORE: Bodies Of 5-Year-Old Boy, 6-Year-Old Girl Discovered During Essex Traffic Stop, Police Say
Both Warrant Apprehension Officers were released from the hospital yesterday. In honor of their service and sacrifice, members of the Baltimore Police and U.S. Marshals, as well as staff members from Shock Trauma, formed a ceremonial gauntlet as they came out. pic.twitter.com/f5H70GLOv0
— Baltimore Police (@BaltimorePolice) July 15, 2021READ MORE: Unemployment Workers Union Hold Rally Thursday Night In Baltimore Over Flagged Claims, Unavailability
Police said the officers approached Justin Powell, the suspect in a homicide, in his car at Security Square Mall. Police reported Powell then opened fire at the officers.MORE NEWS: Baltimore County Schools Will Require ‘Universal Masking,’ Maryland Ranks Third Nationally In Vaccinations Among Ages 12-17
“What we saw today was exactly what officers go through these are the most dangerous situations imaginable,” said BPD Commissioner Michael Harrison Tuesday. “But they did their job with bravery, with courage and with professionalism.”