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Baltimore police officer struck by vehicle during foot chase, suffers non-life-threatening injuries

Crime scene technicians at the scene after a Baltimore police officer was hit by a car during a foot chase.
Crime scene technicians at the scene after a Baltimore police officer was hit by a car during a foot chase. (Kevin Richardson / Baltimore Sn)

A Baltimore Police officer has been taken to a hospital after being struck by a vehicle during a foot pursuit, police said.

A police spokeswoman said he was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma center by other officers, for non-life-threatening injuries to his left arm and leg. The officer is a member of the department’s district actions teams, which are deployed to high-crime areas to focus on guns, gangs and drugs.

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The incident happened around 12:50 p.m. Friday at South Monroe and Wilhelm streets. The same block was the scene of a shooting that injured a 1- and 2-year-old this month.

Police said the driver who struck the officer fled.

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“The officer was chasing somebody and they hit him,” said Jacquelyn Young, who lives on the block. “He was stretched out right there and he got up, thank god. They hit him hard.”

Markiyah Walker, 18, and her son, Chase Meade, were on their way to get crabs when they were shot along with a 1-year-old and two men outside the Busy Bee corner market at South Monroe Street and Ramsay Street in the Carrollton Ridge neighborhood Friday night.

She pointed to the street where two cars were parked where she said the officer was hit.

“Just boom,” she said.

The officer was lying on the ground for several minutes but he got up and got into an unmarked police car, Young said.

She said the officer was in plainclothes but was wearing a vest that said police, and his gun was in its holster. She said his gun was in its holster.

She described the vehicle as a dark SUV, which sped south on Monroe Street.

“It’s always something going on on this block,” Young said. “It’s crazy.”

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