SHOOTING CAUGHT ON CAM: Police release footage, shots fired, suspect arrested
BALTIMORE (WBFF)-- Baltimore City Police released footage from a fatal shooting that was caught on police body camera.
The shooting happened on April 19th in the 1700 of N. Regester St in East Baltimore.
A 29 year old was shot and killed, his 69-year old grandfather was also shot but survived.
When shots were fired, an officer who was in the block dealing with a separate issue chased after the 17-year-old suspect, Eric Gilyard.
View the full video including the arrest here:
Baltimore City Police spokesman, T.J. Smith said in a statement, "The officer didn’t hesitate at all to run right into danger. Officer Rodgers was commended for his quick and decisive action that also can be categorized as lifesaving. Any person bold enough to shoot and kill a man a half a block from a uniformed police officer, undoubtedly poses a continued threat to public safety. Furthermore, the officer was able to take the suspect into custody without further incident. His performance was exemplary and his decisiveness ended an immediate threat."
Gilyard is currently being held without bail awaiting trial.