Plainclothes Baltimore officer shot trying to make arrest
By Annie Linskey
The Baltimore Sun
BALTIMORE — A city police officer and a man he was trying to arrest were seriously wounded yesterday during a series of three daylight gunbattles that played out in a West Baltimore neighborhood.
Officers who swarmed Poplar Grove and West Lanvale streets to help their stricken colleague were met by gunfire from a nearby building. Dozens of heavily armed SWAT members took over the streets, forced two schools into lockdown and surrounded the house.