Accidental weapon discharge, chaotic scene leaves 2 Md. officers injured
By Gus G. Sentementes and Annie Linskey
The Baltimore Sun
BALTIMORE, Md. -- A Baltimore police officer's accidental discharge of a weapon at a chaotic crime scene yesterday prompted a wild series of events that left a colleague wounded and another officer injured when his police van was hit, sending both to adjacent beds at a downtown hospital.
The shooting occurred as officers converged on a car that hit five other vehicles on East North Avenue after a brief chase. Police said they were responding to a report that an occupant was armed with a gun.
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