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Manhunt on for suspect who shot Baltimore officer, carjacked someone else

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KATE FELDMAN

New York Daily News

An “armed and dangerous” suspect shot a Baltimore police officer Tuesday night, then escaped in a carjacked vehicle, according to officials.

The unidentified cop was patrolling Federal Hill around 9:30 p.m. when he spotted a car “that was driving erratic” and suspected intoxication, according to a statement from the Baltimore Police Department.

The driver sped away during an attempted traffic stop, but crashed the car and left on foot.

During the chase, the suspect allegedly fired at the officer, hitting him in the stomach.

The suspect then carjacked a blue Toyota Camry and escaped, police said.

Baltimore Police Commissioner Michael Harrison said during a press conference Tuesday night that witnesses reported the suspect may have stolen a second car as well.

“I want to thank the citizens of Baltimore who stepped up in a timely manner and gave us that information,” Harrison said. “We owe them our gratitude.”

The officer, who has not been named, suffered non-life threatening injuries and was taken to Shock Trauma. He is “alert and talking” as of around 10:15 p.m., according to the Baltimore City Fraternal Order of Police.

Harrison said at the press conference that the police “do not have any idea about the whereabouts” of the suspect and urged citizens to take caution, but to be on the lookout.

“What we need now more than ever is anyone who saw something or heard something or knows something to please call us right away,” he said. “There is a suspect on the loose who is armed and dangerous and has fired and shot a police officer.”

Anyone with information about this incident and/or suspect is asked to contact the police or call Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7lockup.

“The level of violence on our streets is completely unacceptable and won’t be tolerated,” Mayor Jack Young said in a statement.

“Our public safety officials, and in particular our police officers, deserve our gratitude and thanks for placing themselves in harm’s way each and every day. I have been in constant contact with Commissioner Michael Harrison, and we are both thankful to the men and women of the Baltimore Police Department.”

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