An armed man was running from police late Tuesday night when he turned and fired several shots at officers, police said. They returned fire, police said, and shot him multiple times near Clifton Park in Northeast Baltimore.
"The initial shots were fired at the officers," said Baltimore Police Col. Stanley Brandford, chief of the criminal investigations division.
The man was hospitalized in stable condition Tuesday night. No officers were injured.
The shooting happened in the 1700 block of Homestead St., police said.
As the ambulance pulled away, a tense scene unfolded at the intersection of Harford Road and Homestead Street, the Coldstream-Homestead-Montebello neighborhood.
"I want to know where my son's at," George Ralph shouted at officers. "Is somebody going to let me know where my son's at?"
He said his adult son, Davi Ralph, was the man shot. Police confirmed the man's name on Wednesday afternoon.
"All I know is an altercation happened," George Ralph said. "I don't know what happened."
Officers told George Ralph to step out of the yellow crime tape enclosing the scene.
"That's my son," Ralph said.
Several men on the sidewalk filmed the confrontation with their cellphones as the crowd gathered.
Someone called 911 about 11:30 p.m. Tuesday to report gunfire in the 2600 block of Aisquith St., police said. Officers arrived and spotted a gunman. The officers left their car to chase the man. It was not immediately known how far they chased him before the shooting started.
Police did not release the name of the officers.