14 people shot since Tuesday, Commissioner orders admin officers to the street
BALTIMORE (WBFF)-- After a spate of violence took the lives of four people and left eleven injured, the acting Commissioner called for additional officers to hit the streets.
At a media briefing Wednesday afternoon Acting Commissioner Gary Tuggle said he'd ordered 230 administrative officers to street patrol.
So far, three people have been shot on Wednesday, one fatally.
Tuesday, 11 people including two women were shot in the city. Three of those victims died.
Tuggle said, "It's really sad in certain pockets of the city when this level of violence becomes acceptable."
He told reporters administrative positions have been suspended, the additional officers makes the total number of police on the street 650.
Despite the recent violence, police say the number of homicides is still slightly down compared to last year, 248 people have been killed in Baltimore in 2018.
At this time last year there were 283 people who'd been murdered in the city.