On Sunday, Baltimore police announced on Twitter there had been an officer-involved shooting on the city's west side. According to The Baltimore Sun's Yvonne Wenger, the shooting took place in front of a mural remembering slain teen Trayvon Martin.
— Yvonne Wenger (@yvonnewenger) February 22, 2015
Other photos taken at the scene confirm the incident's eerie setting.
The ghost of Trayvon Martin haunts the scene of Baltimore's latest police involved shooting. pic.twitter.com/T9p92jboav
— Agitator In Chief (@BaltoSpectator) February 22, 2015
— Christine Lien (@Christine_Lien) February 22, 2015
UPDATE - 3:20 p.m.: According to independent reporter James MacArthur, police said at a press briefing this afternoon that the shooting occurred during a traffic stop. BPD says officers first tased the suspect before shooting him. Police did not say if the suspect, who is now in critical condition, was armed.
"One of our officers initiated a car stop. During that car stop, the suspect got out of his vehicle," Green said. "What happens after that is still under investigation. What I can tell you right now is this: One of our officers did tase the suspect and another officer shot the suspect."