Balto. City police officer kills man after gunfight

A Baltimore City police officer shot and killed a man in the 500 block of North Madeira St. Friday night after a gunfight erupted in the alleys of East Baltimore, police said.

An officer from the Eastern District Special Enforcement Section approached the man around 7:30 p.m. The suspect, who police did not identify, engaged the officer in a physical struggle before running down an alley and firing multiple times, police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said. The officer fired back, killing the suspect.

The officer, whose name was not released Friday, was treated for minor injuries at Mercy Hospital. He was placed on routine leave pending an investigation.

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