2 officers released from hospital

The Baltimore Sun

The two Eastern District police officers who were shot Monday while responding to a report of illegal gambling in East Baltimore have been released from Maryland Shock Trauma Center, police said.

Officer Karen Brzowsky, 29, who was shot in the arm, was discharged yesterday. Officer Loretta L. Francis, 34, who was shot in the abdomen, was treated and released Monday night.

Brzowsky, driver of the car, and Francis, the passenger, were approaching the intersection of Orleans and North Port streets about 6:30 p.m. Monday when they were shot by a man armed with a stolen .357 Magnum handgun as he attempted to rob men engaged in a dice game near the intersection.

Arrested four hours after the shootings in the 300 block of W. Baltimore St. was Renard Brown, 26, of the 1600 block of E. Biddle St. Brown is charged with two counts of attempted murder, two counts of first-degree assault and two handgun violations, police said.

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