The Baltimore Sun
2 Balt. officers shot responding to gambling call
BALTIMORE — Baltimore police said yesterday that information from neighborhood residents enabled them to quickly find and arrest a 26-year-old East Baltimore man who they believe opened fire on a police cruiser and wounded two officers.
"From the beginning we were getting very good cooperation from local residents — helping their Police Department to identify the suspect and recover evidence," said acting Commissioner Frederick H. Bealefeld III at a brief news conference yesterday. "When we get [cooperation] the results speak for themselves."
Mayor Sheila Dixon echoed that sentiment. "Community engagement is so important," she said. "I believe that citizens are recognizing that this is a partnership. No matter where they live, they want to have safe environments."