City police identify officers involved in Waverly shooting
From staff reports|
Nov 26, 2016 at 5:47 PM
Baltimore city police said a man who had threatened people on the street with knives, and refused to drop them, was shot by officers in the 3300 block of Greenmount Avenue. (Algerina Perna, Baltimore Sun video)
Baltimore police identified Saturday the officers involved in the shooting of a man who was allegedly wielding two knives and threatening passers-by at a bus stop in Waverly on Friday morning.
They were identified as Officer Gary Brown, a member of the department since 2000, and Officer Supreme Jones, a member of the department since 2014. Both are assigned to the Northern District. The department said neither has been involved in a police shooting before. The officers were placed on administrative leave.
According to Commissioner Kevin Davis, the officers who responded to the 911 call in the 3300 block of Greenmount Ave. told the man to drop the knives, but he did not. They then used a Taser on him, to no effect. The officers fired their weapons, striking the man several times, Davis said.
The man, whom police have not identified, was critically wounded.
At least one officer was wearing a body camera, and its footage will be reviewed, Davis said.
A protest was held by the Peoples Power Assembly on Saturday at 33rd Street and Greenmount. The group is calling for the camera footage to be released.
The Rev. Cortly "C.D." Witherspoon said in a news release, "We are concerned about reports from eyewitnesses and community members that indicate that the homeless man shot by police at 33rd and Greenmount Ave. was unjustly shot by Baltimore Police Department officers. We are demanding a full community investigation now and the release of the police body camera video."