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Council President Brandon Scott Releases Statement on Shooting of Police Officer in Southwest Baltimore

Council President Brandon Scott Releases Statement on Shooting of Police Officer in Southwest Baltimore

We will make Baltimore a safer place for all of our residents to live, and first responders to serve.

BALTIMORE, MD (Monday, November 9, 2020) -- Council President Brandon M. Scott released the following statement in response to the shooting of a police officer this morning in Southwest Baltimore:

“This morning, a police officer was shot as he and another other officer were on duty conducting surveillance. A car pulled up alongside the unmarked police vehicle and fired, hitting one officer in the leg. The injured officer returned fire, hitting the suspect in the chest who died at shock trauma around 10:15AM. 

Our officer is expected to make a full recovery and my thoughts and prayers are with him and his family during this time. My thoughts and prayers are also with the suspect’s family as even despite the complexities, they are still a family that will have to deal with the trauma and the loss of their loved one. 

We know that there is a violence problem in Baltimore. We will not allow people to continue to cause mayhem and destruction in our city without being held accountable. As Mayor, I will continue to prioritize the public health and safety of our citizens through a comprehensive and targeted public safety strategy. We will make Baltimore a safer place for all of our residents to live, and first responders to serve. 

I thank each and every law enforcement officer for the risks they take each day and the work they do on behalf of our community to make Baltimore safer."

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