09/17/2007

Off-duty Baltimore officer fatally shoots gunman

By Gus G. Sentements
The Baltimore Sun

NORTH BALTIMORE A man shot by an off-duty Baltimore police officer early this morning in North Baltimore has died, according to a department official.

Sterling Clifford, a police spokesman, said a preliminary investigation has revealed that the officer was approached by a man armed with a gun. No other details were immediately available.

The incident occurred around 4 a.m. in the 900 block of Belgian Ave., near St. Georges Avenue. Clifford said they are interviewing a witness.
 
It is the 25th time that a city officer has shot someone this year. Ten of the people have died.

Copyright 2007 Baltimore Sun

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