Two Baltimore police officers say a man attempted to rob a hack driver, and then led them on a chase to an auto garage in Northwest Baltimore and pointed a pistol at them — prompting them to fire their service weapons.
The standoff in the 5200 block of Eleanora Ave. on the morning of June 7 left Keith Davis Jr. hospitalized in critical condition with a gunshot wound to the face, police said. He has been charged with 17 crimes related to the incident, including first-degree assault, attempted armed robbery and multiple gun violations, according to court records.
Davis, 23, of the 11700 block of Stonegate Lane, Columbia, is also charged with discharging a firearm. A police description of the events filed in Baltimore District Court makes no mention of his firing the .22-caliber long pistol that police said he brandished.
The records do, however, provide the most detailed account of the police-involved shooting to date.
Officers Catherine Filippou and Lane Eskins were in the 3900 block of W. Belvedere Ave. about 10 a.m. June 7 to help investigate a car crash when an unlicensed cab driver, or hack, pulled into the accident scene and told the officers that his passenger had a gun and was attempting to rob him, police said.
Eskins, Filippou, Santiago and Officer Israel Lopez have been placed on administrative duties pending a review of the shooting by the Police Department's force investigation team, police said. None of the officers has been involved in a shooting before, police said.
Davis has been charged with attempted armed robbery, attempted robbery, three counts each of first-degree assault and second-degree assault, four weapons charges, failure to obey police, theft, and three counts of reckless endangerment.
Davis is now being held in jail. He did not have an attorney listed in court records. A trial has been scheduled for July 14.
Also on Monday, the Maryland Transit Administration named MTA Police Officer Aaron Jackson, 28, a three-year veteran of the force, as the officer who shot an armed suspect in the leg in the 5500 block of Harford Road on Friday night after "a struggle."
The man was taken to Johns Hopkins Hospital for treatment. Baltimore police are investigating the shooting. Details have not been provided, and the suspect has not been identified or charged.