Baltimore Police say the man suspected of trying to run over an officer and shooting at another this week is dead after he was shot by police around 11 p.m. Wednesday during an exchange that left an officer and a woman injured.
Police Commissioner Michael Harrison said in a media briefing at 1:30 a.m. Thursday that the suspect was pronounced dead at the hospital after he was struck by gunfire by responding officers.
Police identified the suspect on Thursday as Tyrone Domingo Banks, 30, of the 2200 block of E. Biddle Street.
Harrison said Banks is believed to be the man who tried to run over a police officer and fired at another early Tuesday morning.
Harrison said Banks’ silver SUV is the one that was used during the attacks on the officers Tuesday.
The commissioner said officers encountered Banks at Fayette and North Caroline streets and that officers began firing at the suspect. Harrison said he did not know whether Banks fired at officers, but added he was believed to be armed.
Harrison said that after the exchange, Banks got back into his vehicle and drove down Caroline Street as officers chased him.
Banks then stopped at a second location about a block away, where officers again fired at the suspect, Harrison said. Banks was struck and was brought to Johns Hopkins Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, Harrison said.
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A woman was injured during Wednesday’s incident, but Harrison said it was unclear whether she was hurt by gunfire or the resulting shrapnel. She and the injured officer, who was shot in the leg, are in good condition, he said.
The Baltimore Fraternal Order of Police said in a tweet Thursday morning that the injured officer was released from the hospital.
“He is a hero along with all of the officers involved in last night’s incident,” the tweet said. “Their bravery was unwavering. More needs to be said about this incident and the current condition of our city, but for now just be proud of our BPD heroes.”
Gov. Larry Hogan said the incident was another example of police officers in the city being “under attack.”
He noted the case of Sgt. Isaac Carrington, who was shot while off duty in an attempted robbery, as well as police officers who were shot at and nearly run over on Tuesday.
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Hogan, a Republican said the level of violence, particularly against police officers, is “unacceptable” and “outrageous.”
“We’re hearing these kinds of stories nearly every day, and it’s something that nobody should think is acceptable in any way,” he said Thursday morning in Howard County.
Hogan said he continues to work with the mayor and police commissioner on ways both the city and state can act to stem the violence.
Hogan said there may be ways the state could do more, and hinted at additional state funding. He also said said he’s suggested ways for Baltimore’s criminal justice system could be more accountable — but he did not offer any specifics.
“We’re going to continue to try to push them to do things that we think are important,” he said.
Hours after the shooting, the scene was still flooded with police Thursday morning. Detectives placed evidence markers throughout several blocks ringed by crime scene tape. Around 7:45 a.m. Fayette Street had reopened to traffic.
Janet Anderson said she was asleep but awoke to “pop, pop, pop” noises.
The firings got louder, causing Anderson to fear the gunfire was right outside her East Fairmount Street home. She turned off her light and sunk down in her bed.
When the gunfire stopped, she looked out her window and saw officers running down the street.
“I heard the helicopter and I didn’t know if they were still going to keep shooting,” she said. “I didn’t know if I was going to end up being a target or if someone was still on the loose.”
Anderson, 53, said she only slept for an hour last night, kept up by the commotion from the crime scene and worried about the neighborhood.
“I hope what happened last night is over,” she said. “It took my peace of mind away.”
Kenny Best, 55, who lives in the neighborhood, said he wasn’t surprised by the shootout and described the area as “up and down.”
“Can you imagine if it happened now?” he said. “All these kids walking to school. I don’t even want to think about what could have been.”
Best, who works at the nearby Living Classrooms, was sending directions Thursday morning to employees for how to get to work. The organization has an office on the corner of the crime scene’s intersection at North Caroline and East Fayette streets.
“The shut down streets and traffic is a nightmare,” he said.
Harrison said there were two warrants for the suspect’s arrest.
The department has not yet reviewed any body camera footage or interviewed any of the officers involved, Harrison said. He added the internal investigation into the officer-involved shooting is underway, but that the number of officers who responded makes it difficult to review all relevant body worn camera footage.
“What we know is that that subject was, in fact, armed. There is a gun that is on the scene that we are recovering,” Harrison said.
Harrison also confirmed that police were investigating a shooting late Wednesday night on East Monument Street.
As for the two shootings, Harrison said they speak “to the culture of violence” the city is experiencing.
“We’re not backing down from it,” he added. “We’re going to find who’s doing this and we’re going to hold them accountable as well.”
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“Harrison said he did not know whether Banks fired at officers, but added he was believed to be armed.”
Pigs ALWAYS know when they’re being fired at.
“What we know is that that subject was, in fact, armed. There is a gun that is on the scene that we are recovering,”
But you don’t know if it was his, or if it was even fired at the pigs?
“He is a hero along with all of the officers involved in last night’s incident,”
Only to the corporate scumbags whose assets he protects.
He’s nothing more than the Walking Dead to the TRUE owners of this country, traitor.
“We’re not backing down from it,” he added.”
Then you’ll die for your jew masters.
The sheeple are waking up.