Police Fired Upon in Lansdowne

An unmarked vehicle was struck by a bullet, but no officers were hurt in early Sunday morning incident, according to police.


Baltimore County police officers were the target of gunfire early Sunday morning while on a plainclothes burglary enforcement detail in Lansdowne, authorities said.

At around 3:30 on June 24, three officers in an unmarked vehicle approached the intersection of Lorena and Smith avenues where they saw four suspicious people, police said.

As the vehicle approached the intersection, at least one of the people opened fire at the officers, Baltimore County police spokesperson Elise Armacost said.

The vehicle was struck by at least one bullet, but none of the officers was injured, according to police.

It is not known whether the suspects knew that the vehicle contained plainclothes police officers.

The detail was aimed at addressing a spate of burglaries in the Lansdowne area, according to police.

The incident is being investigated, Armacost said.

Chris Wickless Koloski June 27, 2012 at 05:02 PM
This is huge concern for us. Recently there have been reports of a small group of juveniles walking the streets with backpacks in the early morning hours. Last week a concerned citizen called and the police were notified. I called the Wilkins Outreach Department to notify them and ask for extra unmarked car patrols in the area. This incident occurred on Second Avenue. At our meetings it is always stated that residents PLEASE call 911 if they see anyone that seems to be a suspicious person. You do not have to actually see a crime being committed. The Police Department depends on US to help them catch criminals. It seems as if this small group of juveniles is responsible for a rash of crimes being committed in the area recently.It is unfortunate, but we can help the police catch them if we become their eyes and ears... please call 911 to report suspicious persons !!!


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