Baltimore police: man critically injured, shot during response to ‘behavioral crisis’

Baltimore police said a man was hospitalized in critical condition after firing at police during a behavioral crisis.

The shooting occurred on Christmas Day at about 4:25 p.m., according to officers, at the 4100 block of Crawford Avenue.

Police said they were responding to reports of a 59-year-old male who was in an undescribed behavioral crisis.

During an interaction with officers, police said that the male produced a gun and began firing at officers. Officers returned fire, which hit the man.

Police have since confirmed that the man was taken into custody and transported to a hospital in critical condition.



The incident is still under investigation and police say charges against the man are still pending.

This is a developing story.

Ivy Lyons

Ivy Lyons is a digital journalist for WTOP.com. Since 2018, they have worked on Capitol Hill, at NBC News in Washington, and with WJLA in Washington.

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