By Michelle Richardson, Special to the AFRO
The two alleged assailants of a veteran of the Baltimore Police Department (BPD) have been arrested as that officer clings to life.
Two men were taken into custody this afternoon (Aug. 9) after police saw them in a vehicle that looked like the suspected vehicle in the shooting of Sgt. Issac Carrington, a 22-year veteran of the BPD.
The arrests come after an expansive police manhunt culminated with police swarming a neighborhood in southwest Baltimore in the community of Landsdowne.
Carrington was standing on his lawn in the 5600 block of Summerfield Ave. in Northeast Baltimore on Aug. 8. Carrington was talking to a neighbor around 3:30 p.m., when a car believed to be an Acura pulled up to the two men, according to BPD Commissioner Michael Harrison. The commissioner updated the community on the shooting during a press conference that day, along with Baltimore Mayor Bernard “Jack” Young and Dr. Thomas Scalea, physician-in-chief at Maryland Shock Trauma.
At least one male wearing a mask allegedly got out of the vehicle demanding Carrington and his neighbor turn over their possessions in a robbery attempt.
“The neighbor threw what items of value he had to the ground and took off running. Sgt. Carrington began running in the opposite direction,” according to Harrison. “The gunman gave chase and shot Sgt. Carrington multiple times. The gunman got back into the vehicle at which time the driver of the vehicle drove north on Summerfield Road and then turned west onto Todd Avenue.”
Carrington was rushed to shock trauma for surgery where he remains on life support. The neighbor he was talking to was not injured in the incident.
Local and federal law enforcement agencies have teamed up to offer a reward in the shooting of Carrington.
As of the morning of Aug. 9, the reward had reached $19,000.
“More than anytime we need community support and information about who committed this heinous and cowardly act,” said Harrison.
Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Baltimore Police Department Homicide detectives at 410-396-2100.
The AFRO will continue to report on this breaking news story.