By Carrie Wells and Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun
10:28 PM EST, January 29, 2013
Police shot a man in Northwest Baltimore Tuesday in the third such incident since Friday, and are still searching for a potential victim they say the man may have shot earlier.
Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said police were checking license plates in the area near the 5000 block of Pimlico Road in the Central Park Heights neighborhood, as police had recently pinpointed the neighborhood "as an area of concern for us." About 7 p.m., police heard gunshots and saw a man leaving an alley holding a semiautomatic handgun, Guglielmi said.
Police said they told the man to drop the gun, and when he didn't, officers shot him. He was taken to an area hospital with gunshot wounds to his upper body and is expected to survive. Police have not yet identified him or the officer involved, per their policy. Officers are searching hospitals for a potential victim police say the man may have shot before he was confronted by police.
The police-involved shooting was the second in two days and third since Friday. This year, police have shot six people in five incidents. There wasn't an officer-involved shooting in the city until late March last year, and 15 were shot in all of 2012.
On Oct. 23, an officer wounded a man in the same area as Tuesday's shooting, shooting 28-year-old Raymond Little in the 3000 block of Spaulding Ave.
Another man was shot in the face by an unknown assailant and suffered injuries that were not life-threatening in a separate incident Monday just blocks from Tuesday's police-involved shooting.
In another incident Tuesday, police said a man walked into an area hospital about 8:15 p.m. with a gunshot wound to the arm. He told detectives he was not shot near Central Park Heights, and was instead shot near Baker Street and North Monroe Street in West Baltimore. Police were investigating the matter.
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