The officers were by the 2300 block of Winchester St. around 3:15 a.m. breaking up the party when Earl drove into a nearby parking lot in a silver Land Rover “at a high rate of speed with damage to the front wheel," Officer Raymond Yost wrote in the charging documents.
Yost wrote that officers approached Earl while he was still in the vehicle, spoke with him, then walked away.
As officers were walking away, Yost wrote, Earl began arguing with a woman in the parking lot in a different vehicle and approached her armed with a handgun.
“Officer Burke withdrew his service weapon as he approached the suspect," Yost wrote. “Officer Burke along with Officer Pultro attempted to gain control of the suspect.”
The report did not include Pultro’s full name, but Baltimore salary records list an officer Joshua Pultro.
“During the struggle Officer Burke was shot by the suspect one time in the stomach,” charging documents state. “The officers were able to take the suspect to the ground and recover the suspect’s weapon.”
Charging documents state that a single .40-caliber shell casing from Earl’s Beretta handgun was found at the scene.
Burke was taken to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center for surgery and was listed in stable condition. He remained there Monday.
Baltimore Police wrote on Facebook Sunday that both officers had body-worn cameras turned on during the incident and that it has not been determined if either of the two officers fired their service weapons. Nothing in charging documents suggests any officer fired their weapons, outside of Burke initially drawing his.
Police Commissioner Michael Harrison praised the officers’ response, saying that “the two of them were still able to subdue this subject and take him into custody without injuring that suspect.”
In addition to attempted murder and assault charges, Earl faces two charges of having an illegal loaded handgun in his vehicle, according to online court records.
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