Plainclothes officer shot twice in South Baltimore


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By Gus G. Sentementes
Sun Reporter

A 28-year-old plainclothes city police officer was shot twice in the chest this afternoon in the Westport neighborhood of South Baltimore and underwent emergency surgery at Maryland Shock Trauma Center, police officials said.

Dante Hemingway, a seven-year veteran assigned to the vice unit in the Organized Crime Division, was in critical condition after surgery, Police Commissioner Leonard Hamm said at a news conference late this afternoon.

Police said another man -- described as a person of interest -- was shot in the leg and also was being treated at Shock Trauma. Investigators said it was unclear how that man got shot...

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