Man shot, critically injured after fighting possible robbery suspect
A man is critically wounded, after a shooting at a gas station in northwest Baltimore. Now, the search for the man who pulled the trigger as the victim, who police say fought back, struggles to survive.
Police believe a robbery at the BP on Liberty Heights Avenue near Gwynne Oak Avenue may have fueled the violence. Police responded to the scene just after 2 PM, Monday. Investigators say the 32-year-old man, who has not been identified, was shot when he confronted a man who walked into the station and announced a robbery.
That’s when police say the victim started fighting the suspect who then pulled his gun and shot the man. A bullet pierced his shoulder critically wounding him.
“I hope and pray he lives to see another day,” said Leazette Friend, who pulled into the station just moments after police cleared the scene.
Her thoughts are now with the man police say, stepped up and fought back when confronted with crime.
"It's very dangerous, but when you're put in a situation where you have to react, where you feel as though you can do something, you don't think about it, you just do it. And when you do it, sometimes you come out ok, sometimes not,” said Friend.
A clerk at the gas station said police are reviewing surveillance video that could help in the investigation.