Baltimore police have shot a man Monday afternoon eerily in the same vicinity of Freddie Gray’s death. A Fox News crew witnessed the black man running away from the police before the shooting.
At this time, it is not confirmed if the wounded man was in possession of a weapon but a gun was found on the sidewalk near where the man was shot.
With an increased presence of police as well as protestors, people crowded around the victim as he was loaded onto a stretcher to be transported to a nearby hospital to receive medical care. His condition after the shooting is unknown at this point.
This action follows last week’s charging of six Baltimore police officers in the death of Freddie Gray, a young black man. Gray’s death sparked protests that eventually devolved into riots with property destruction, fires and looting in the same area as today’s shooting. The rioting resulted in 15 building and business fires as well as over 100 cars being burned. The shooting of this Baltimore man by police as he fled is like to spark a new set of protests.
By Chris Marion
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