Sgt. Isaac Carrington, a 22-year member of the Baltimore Police Department, is fighting for his life after being shot while talking with a neighbor outside in his northeast Baltimore neighborhood on Thursday afternoon, Aug. 8.
Carrington, 43 years old, was off duty, “standing on his lawn” and speaking with a neighbor when a vehicle believed to be an Acura pulled up, Fox Baltimore reported.
— Baltimore Police (@BaltimorePolice) August 9, 2019
Police Commissioner Michael Harrison said that at least one male who was wearing a mask pulled out a gun and demanded their property. The neighbor and Carrington began running in the opposite directions. The gunman followed Carrington and ultimately shot him multiple times, according to The Baltimore Sun.
“The gunman got back into the vehicle at which time the driver of the vehicle drove north on Summerfield Road and then turned west onto Todd Avenue,” according to a news release.
The department first received a call about the shooting at 3:24 p.m.
An ambulance arrived almost immediately and Carrington was transported from the scene to Shock Trauma in “less than one minute,” assistant Fire Chief Tavon Claggett said.
A neighbor was also reportedly injured, Fox Baltimore reported.
Dr. Thomas Scalea, a physician at R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, said Carrington was in an intensive care unit after suffering multiple gunshot wounds to his torso and extremities.
Scene on Summerfield ave where police say one officer was wounded. One neighbors says the man who was shot was possibly robbed on the street. Working to get details from officials. @wjz #baltimore pic.twitter.com/dj7TOM3R9n
— Kelsey Kushner (@KelseyKushnerTV) August 8, 2019
At a news conference on Thursday evening, officials pleaded with the public to assist in the investigation and work with law enforcement to reduce violent crime in the city, The Associated Press reported.
“More than any time, we need community support and information about who committed this heinous, cowardly act that hurt one of our police officers who serves and protects every single day,” Harrison said.
“We need you to step up … We can do better, Baltimore,” Mayor Jack Young said.
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan issued a tweet asking people to keep the officer in their prayers as he fights for his life.
We ask that you keep this officer in your prayers as he fights for his life. But thoughts and prayers alone are not enough. We have been pushing to get these violent shooters off the streets.
— Governor Larry Hogan (@GovLarryHogan) August 8, 2019
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives is partnering with Baltimore police, the FBI and Drug Enforcement Agency to offer a combined reward of up to $19,000 for information leading to an arrest in the shooting of Sgt. Carrington, according to Fox Baltimore.
Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski Jr., said the county stands ready to assist if needed.
Carrington is the third Baltimore Police employee to be injured in a robbery in recent weeks, according to The Baltimore Sun.
Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Baltimore Police Department Homicide detectives, at 410-396-2100.
Those who wish to remain anonymous can utilize the Metro Crime Stoppers tip line, at 1-866-7LOCKUP.