Baltimore, MD – A Baltimore police detective’s unmarked patrol vehicle was carjacked by three armed attackers on Tuesday night, according to police.
The on-duty detective was not in uniform at the time of the incident, but he was wearing his identification around his neck as well as a polo shirt embroidered with a badge, Baltimore Police Commissioner Michael Harrison told WBAL.
The unnamed detective was at a business located in the 2800-block of Hanover Street at approximately 6:15 p.m. on May 3 when he was approached by three armed suspects, according to Commissioner Harrison.
The commissioner said it is unclear if the detective was inside or outside of his vehicle when the confrontation occurred, WBAL reported.
“At some point, our detective pulled out his weapon and discharged his weapon, but it is unknown if any of the individuals were struck by gunfire or any injuries,” he said.
The gunmen commandeered the detective’s unmarked car and sped off, WBAL reported.
They headed over the Hanover Street Bridge and ultimately got into a rollover crash near Nick’s Fish House in Port Covington, according to The Baltimore Sun.