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Baltimore Police Release BWC Footage of Deadly Gunfight

October 01, 2018  | 

A Baltimore man fired 10 rounds at two city police officers before he was killed in a shootout Sept. 23, police said Monday.

The Baltimore Police Department unveiled new details surrounding the police-involved shooting Monday afternoon at a news conference, where interim Police Commissioner Gary Tuggle and police spokesman T.J. Smith showed body-camera footage from the shooting and discussed the officers’ responses during the incident.

Tuggle said officers Phillip Lippe and Steven Foster fired 30 rounds from their guns during the shootout, the Baltimore Sun reports.

Officer Lippe was struck by three bullets; one hit his body camera, another was deflected by his bullet-proof vest and a third nicked his elbow, police said. Footage from Lippe’s camera was destroyed in the shooting.

Lippe and Foster pursued Sassafras because they though he was involved with drug trafficking in the area, Tuggle said.

Comments (5)

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Jon Retired LEO @ 10/1/2018 6:47 PM

Here it comes, now the socialists will find something to charge the officers with because the stinken perp was killed even though he himself fired 10 rounds. After all its Baltimore.

Judy @ 10/2/2018 4:30 AM

People need to realize this is what our police officers gave to put up with everyday..Until you are out there in these situations I would recommend you keep your stupid comments to yourselves. My son us a police officer and this is my biggest fear. BTW with all due respect this is NOT a political issue... IT IS A VERY REAL THREAT TO OUR FINEST

Skiman94 @ 10/2/2018 6:19 AM

I don't think so Jon. I mean, they would, but it's hard to say the turd didn't shoot first if his bullet hadn't broke the freaking video camera!!

Mark @ 10/2/2018 5:58 PM

Man, the officer who wasn't shot lost his dam mind! He left his partner out in there with the bad guy still in reach of the pistol. Calm down dude!

I have been in the middle of a fire fight like that so I can back up my comment. When shit hits the fan, you have to keep calm. Hell the officer who was shot was more calm and thinking if the bad guy's gun! Lucky that wannabe cop killer didn't have enough guts to keep shooting. Sorry to be critical but dam, at least don't run away leaving your partner solo!

edgar irizarry franceschi @ 10/6/2018 8:44 AM

God bless officer,s

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