The Latest: Police release identities of suspect, victim
BALTIMORE (AP) — The Latest on a fatal shooting at a Baltimore city public works building (all times local):
Authorities have identified the victim and the suspect in a fatal shooting at a Baltimore public works building that appeared to stem from an argument between employees.
Baltimore police spokesman T.J. Smith says in a news release that the slain man was 34-year-old Darrin Ulysses Johnson Jr.
The suspect has been identified as 47-year-old Cipisrono Cole, a co-worker at the Department of Public Works.
Police say Cole faces several charges, including first- and second-degree murder. They are still searching for him.
Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake says she’s “saddened and disturbed” by the fatal shooting of a city Department of Public Works employee at work.
In a statement released Thursday afternoon, Rawlings-Blake said every city resource is available to those who need help coming to terms with the “senseless violence.” She praised workers for calling upon their training as they reacted, helping to ensure no one else was hurt.
Police spokesman T. J. Smith said at a news conference that officers called to a Department of Public Works facility Thursday morning found the 34-year-old man shot several times in a locker room area. He says the man was taken to Shock Trauma, where he was pronounced dead.
Police said in a news release that the man was killed after an argument with a co-worker turned physical and the co-worker got a gun. Police say the co-worker shot him and fled. The shooter is still on the loose.
Authorities say a man was killed in a shooting at a Baltimore public works building that appeared to stem from an argument between employees. The shooter is still on the loose.
Police spokesman T. J. Smith said at a news conference that officers were called to a Department of Public Works facility Thursday morning and found a 34-year-old man who had been shot several times in a locker room area. Smith says the man was taken to Shock Trauma, where he was pronounced dead.
Smith says an argument might have occurred before the shooting.
Public Works Director Raymond Chow said at the news conference that he was shocked by the shooting that involved employees.