Police: Suspect tapped on victim’s car window with butt of gun, shot as he tried to escape

BALTIMORE (WBFF) – Baltimore Police arrested the suspect they say tapped a victim’s car window with the butt of a gun then fired at him as he attempted to escape.

On Monday, detectives arrested 25 year-old Jermale Gibson in connection to the shooting that happened on February 17th on W. Lexington St. by N. Greene St.

Police report that around 12:15 a.m. officers responded to a report of a walk-in shooting victim at a local hospital. They met with a 47-year-old man who was shot in the left shoulder – the result of an attempt to flee an armed suspect on W. Lexington St.

Investigators learned the victim was sitting in his car when a suspect, later identified as Gibson, tapped on the driver’s side window with the butt of a gun, ordering him to get out.

Fearing for his safety, the victim tried to drive away, prompting the suspect to fire one bullet, which hit the victim in the shoulder. The victim was able to drive himself to a hospital for treatment.

Gibson was taken to Central Booking where he has been charged with attempted first-degree murder.

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