Homicide

Baltimore police officer wounded, man killed in shootout in block that's seen recent spate of violence

Baltimore police officer wounded, man killed in shootout in block that's seen recent spate of violence

A Baltimore police officer was injured and a man was killed in a shootout Sunday evening in West Baltimore’s Poppleton neighborhood, interim Police Commissioner Gary Tuggle said — in the same block where two people were shot last week.

Police did not release the name of the man, who they said shot the officer.

The officer was taken to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where he was doing well and was expected to be released Sunday evening, according to James Bentley, a spokesman for Mayor Catherine E. Pugh. The mayor visited the injured officer and spoke with him and his partner, Bentley said.

Tuggle said the officer is a veteran of the department during a...

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