BALTIMORE — Reports of a man shot by police in the same area where riots broke out last week over the death of Freddie Gray were “unfounded,” police say.
Monday afternoon, officers responded to an incident involving a suspect with a handgun.
They attempted to take him into custody, and during that process, the suspect’s weapon discharged, according to Lt. Col. Melvin Russell.
A police source said the suspect was arrested and transported to the hospital out of an abundance of caution.
A Fox News crew said they witnessed a man running from police before he was shot.
A witness told Fox News no words were exchanged between officers and the man, who she described as “young” and possibly in his teens.