17 Jul

Barricade situation ends in Southwest Baltimore; Suspect in custody

BALTIMORE (WBFF) – A barricade situation early Sunday afternoon on the Southwest side of Baltimore has ended after nearly five hours, with one man taken into custody, and no hostage injuries, police said.

Officers on patrol at about 11 a.m. this morning, observed a man who was wanted for a rape that occurred within the past 24 hours, and proceeded to initiate a traffic stop. The suspect vehicle did not stop, and a pursuit began for a period of time and ended at the intersection of Washington Boulevard and Monroe Street when the suspect vehicle collided with another vehicle on the street.

Police say the person inside of the civilian vehicle suffered from only minor injuries and was taken to a hospital to receive medical attention.

The suspect immediately fled from the vehicle into the Burger King on Washington Boulevard with what police believed to be a handgun. There were four individuals inside of the Burger King when the suspect entered, police say they were held against their will. Those inside included a 7-year-old girl, 17-year-old female employee, 25-year-old manager and a 67-year-old patron.

Over the course of several hours, negotiators were able to talk the suspect into releasing some of the hostages. At approximately 1:45 p.m., the 17-year-old employee was released. Shortly after at 2:20 p.m. the 67-year-old man was released.

The person was taken into custody when the incident ended at about 4:50 p.m., according to T.J. Smith, a spokesman for the Baltimore City Police Department, but his name and age was not immediately available. The final two hostages were released when the suspect surrendered to police. No information was available as to if there was a weapon found and no other details of the incident were made immediately available either.

There were no reports of injuries to the hostages.

Police were diverting traffic around the surrounding communities.

This story will be updated.

17 Jul

Suspect on the loose following double shooting in West Baltimore

BALTIMORE (WBFF) – Two people are recovering after being shot in the Mondawmin neighborhood Sunday afternoon.

The shooting took place just after 3 p.m., outside of homes located on Clifton Avenue and N. Fulton Avenue.

A 25-year-old man was shot in the chest and is listed in critical but stable condition. The second victim was shot in the leg, his injuries are considered non-life-threatening. Both men are receiving medical treatment at area hospitals, police said.

Both victims have yet to be identified.

It is unclear at this time what prompted the shooting.

If you have any information, contact Citywide shooting detectives at 410-396-2221.

16 Jul

Brooklyn walk-in shooting victim dies

BALTIMORE (WBFF) – Police are investigating what led up to a shooting that took the life of 24-year-old Jenna Manuel Saturday evening. The victim walked into Harbor Hospital bleeding, and later succumbed to her injuries.

In a statement released by police, they were called to the hospital for a walk-in shooting victim at approximately 3:28 p.m. Arriving officers found Jenna Manuel suffering from at least one gunshot wound to the chest. Hospital staff treated her, but she passed away several hours later.

Detectives were able to determine that the woman was shot while in her vehicle on Maude Avenue near 6th Street in South Baltimore. They believe that an unknown suspect in a brown or maroon Honda, got out and fired several shots from outside of their vehicle towards Manuel. That vehicle fled the scene shortly after.

Homicide detectives are still trying to gain witness statements. Anyone with information about this shooting is encouraged to call 410-396-2100 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-LOCKUP.