Baltimore Officer Shot in Hip Near Gwynns Falls Park

… Five-year veteran grazed on hip …

The Baltimore Sun

6:33 AM EDT, July 20, 2011

A gunman opened fire on a Baltimore police officer as he stepped out of his patrol car while responding to a domestic violence call Tuesday night, grazing his hip, according to a statement from a city Police Department spokesman.

Few details were made available this morning. Police spokesman Detective Kevin Brown said the shooting occurred about 11:40 p.m. in the 1100 block of Cooks Lane, near the southern edge of Gwynns Falls Park, about a quarter-mile from Security Boulevard and Forest Park Avenue.

The Southwestern District officer, who has been on the force five years, was treated at Maryland Shock Trauma Center and was to have been released, according to police. No one is in custody at this time.

Police said in the statement that the officer had responded to a domestic violence call and was “fired upon by an unknown individual” when he got out of his cruiser. It’s not clear whether the shooting was related to the call.

A news conference has been scheduled for noon at city police headquarters.

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