BALTIMORE (WJZ) – Baltimore police say an armed guard at Compare Foods Supermarket was upset about his paycheck, which was fired at the police on Saturday afternoon, resulting in a shootout involving an officer.
The police responded to the Compare Foods supermarket on the 5600 block of The Alameda shortly after 12:30 p.m. for a report from an armed suspect at the store.
Commissioner Harrison and PIO are on the scene at a police shooting in the 5600 block of The Alameda.
– Baltimore Police Department (@BaltimorePolice) January 30, 2021
The responding officers learned that the suspect was armed with a weapon and was working as a security officer in the store.
When the officers entered the store, police said there was an encounter with the suspect who shot them.
“At that point, an officer returned fire on the suspect,” said Michael Harrison, Baltimore Police Commissioner.
Police said the officers had split up and there was a second encounter with the suspect, which the officers were shot at. An officer then returned fire, the police said.
A civilian who worked in the shop was injured in the shooting, police said. It is not known whether the victim was injured by police shooting or the suspect.
“It is believed that the injury is not life threatening,” said Harrison.
Police said they checked one of the two officers’ body cameras.
“The information we’re giving you is because we’ve now checked one of the two officers’ body cameras and seen firsthand exactly what happened in the store,” Harrison said.
The suspect remains at large but police said they know who he is.
“It is only a matter of time before we have her in custody,” said Harrison.
No officers were injured during the incident.
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