BREAKING: Cops Attacked in this Major City
Baltimore Police officers may have been the targets of a coordinated effort to draw cops out. Ignore the dopey references to "assault style" weapons here, CBS Baltimore has the details:
A suspect armed with an assault-style weapon was fatally shot by police at a West Baltimore apartment complex Thursday night after trading gunfire with plainclothes officers, authorities said.
Four plainclothes officers wearing tactical vests in an unmarked vehicle were driving along the 2300 block of Winchester Street about 9:30 p.m. when they heard gunshots ring out, Baltimore Police spokesperson T.J. Smith said at a news briefing after midnight Friday.
The officers traced the gunfire to the parking lot of an apartment complex where authorities say the gunman opened fire at them. The unidentified suspect was struck at some point as officers returned fire, according to police.
He retreated, but was later found on the second level of the complex and taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead. No officers or civilians were wounded during the shootout.
Make no mistake- these are coordinated efforts by dangerous criminals to draw police out. Pray for their safety.