Man Fires "AR-15 Type" Rifle at Baltimore Cops Before Being Shot and Killed

Photo: @BaltimorePolice via Twitter

Photo: @BaltimorePolice via Twitter

Baltimore police officers shot and killed a man after the suspect allegedly opened fire on them with an "AR-15 type" rifle early Friday.

The incident began when officers were drawn to the sound of gunfire coming from a neighborhood on Baltimore's west side. When officers arrived they were met by gunfire from a man wielding a rifle. 

Officers returned fire and the suspect retreated into an apartment. The suspect was ultimately located and found to have a gunshot wound to his upper body.

He was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Police don't yet know why the man was shooting his gun prior to police arrival as no victims have come forward; however, authorities are exploring the theory that the gunfire may have been used to lure officers to the scene in the first place.


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