An off-duty Baltimore sergeant getting a haircut Saturday shot and killed a person who opened fireplace and fatally shot a barber, police stated.
Police imagine the person was additionally tied to 2 shootings earlier within the day that left one particular person useless and one other in crucial situation.
“Whereas we don’t have all the knowledge, that is what we imagine proper now,” Baltimore Police Commissioner Michael Harrison stated throughout a information briefing, including that the off-duty officer was not carrying a uniform or body-worn digicam.
Police haven’t launched the identities of the victims, suspected shooter or plainclothes sergeant.
The three shootings occurred inside 4 miles and an hour of one another Saturday afternoon.
Police discovered the primary sufferer, a 37-year-old man, shortly after 2:30 p.m. within the 5000 block of East Oliver Road with a number of gunshot wounds following an argument with the suspected gunman.
The sufferer was taken to a hospital and stays in crucial situation, police stated.
Fifteen minutes later, police responded to a different taking pictures within the 4600 block of Jap Avenue. The sufferer, recognized solely as an grownup male, had additionally been shot a number of occasions. He later died at a close-by hospital.
About half-hour later, at 3:15 p.m., the gunman reportedly walked into the barbershop within the 5700 block of O’Donnell Road and shot one of many barbers earlier than he was killed, police stated.
Investigators from the workplace of the Lawyer Basic of Maryland had been referred to as Saturday to the scene on the barbershop, in response to Maryland Lawyer Basic’s workplace.
A brand new legislation that took impact Oct. 1 requires Maryland’s prime legislation enforcement company to change into concerned any time officers are concerned in a civilian dying.
“That is one thing the common particular person wouldn’t do,” Mayor Brandon Scott stated, thanking the off-duty sergeant. “We don’t know what would have occurred if he was not capable of reply in that manner, and what number of extra incidents might have occurred tonight right here in Baltimore Metropolis.”
The Related Press contributed.