BALTIMORE (WBFF) -- A Baltimore police officer was injured and a suspect is dead after a shootout in West Baltimore Sunday.
The officer was released from the hospital Monday after being shot, announced Baltimore police Monday afternoon.
Shots were fired in Lexington Terrace, near the corner of Fremont Avenue and Vine Street around 6:30 p.m. Sunday evening. People at the scene said they heard multiple shots, that lead to shooting.
Baltimore City Police are now saying it happened during a crime initiative. In a neighborhood that has been racked by violence.
The officer was taking part in a crime suppression initiative last night around 6:30 p.m., when he approached the suspect in an alley near the corner of Fremont Avenue and Vine Street, police say. Gunfire erupted between the officer and suspect that left the suspect dead and the officer wounded.
The officer was rushed to University of Maryland Shock Trauma last night and is expected to survive. At a press conference last night, interim Police Commissioner, Gary Tuggle would not elaborate on the details on the crime suppression initiative. But says police weren't actively seeking the person who was shot and killed.