Armed Robber Arrested After Drawing Gun On Baltimore Police Officer
By Public Affairs
Tuesday, August 30, 2011; 7:47 am
Armed Robbery Suspect Arrested in Northeast Baltimore After Drawing Gun on Baltimore Police OfficerBALTIMORE, MD / August 29, 2011 - On August 24, 2011 at approximately 10:50 pm, Northeast District officers observed a suspicious group of individuals gathered in the 5900 blk of Moravia Rd. Upon approaching the group for questioning, Mr. Lamont Thomas (B/M 5/20/93) disengaged from the pack and engaged police on a brief foot pursuit into a vacant parking lot.
Mr. Thomas attempted to hide behind a silver/chrome colored trailer and as the officer approached, he withdrew a silver colored firearm from his front waistband.
Fearing for his immediate safety and that of his back up officers, the officer discharged one round from his service issued weapon but did not strike the suspect. Immediately after, Mr. Thomas discarded his silver colored handgun and surrendered to police. He was then transported to the Northeast District Detective Unit where he was charged with assault on police and handgun violations. It was also learned that Mr. Thomas has an open warrant for a commercial armed robbery which occurred on May 30, 2011 in the 200 block of Chesterfield Ave (Gomez Grocery). In that incident, Mr. Thomas is accused of robbing the store with a small black semi-auto handgun and getting away with cash and cigarettes.
Updated: 08/30/11; 8:41 am