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Baltimore City Police officer shot while answering a knock at his front door

A 29-year veteran with the Baltimore Police Department is recovering after being shot while answering a knock at his front door.

WOODLAWN, Md. (WBFF) -- A 29-year veteran with the Baltimore Police Department is recovering after being shot while answering a knock at his front door.

The off duty officer was at his Woodlawn home in Baltimore County when the shooting occurred Wednesday night around 11:20 p.m.

"The victim went to answer a knock at his front door but was shot through the door before opening it. He was transported to a local hospital for treatment and is expected to survive his injury...Detectives do not believe the shooting is connected to any criminal activity on the part of the victim." -Baltimore County Police

A day later, shattered glass still covered the officer's front steps.

Detectives have yet to release a motive but appear to be leaning towards this being a targeted incident.

Baltimore County Police spokeswoman Elise Armacost says, "They're anxious to talk with the victim to get a better sense of who we're looking for, and getting someone in custody."


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