Arrested for attempted murder of a BPD officer, Donte Daquin Jones, 19, of 433 Bouldin Street, Baltimore, Md., has been charged with attempted murder of Baltimore City Police Officer Andrew Groman. Jones is currently being sought to pay child support in Baltimore City.
Police said they have charged a man in connection with the shooting of a city police officer during a traffic stop near Mondawmin Mall in west Baltimore on Sunday night
The incident started Sunday night when the suspect car was initially spotted by a different officer at a nearby gas station. That officer smelled a strong odor of marijuana coming from the car and called it in.
The car was pulled over a short time later by 27-year-old Officer Andrew Groman — a three-year veteran of the force — and other responding officers.
“They did a car stop on suspicious activity, and they walked up to the car,” said Police Commissioner Anthony Batts.
A man in the back seat refused to comply with an order to show his hands, police said.
“One officer advised him that if he didn’t comply he would be tased. At some point, there was the discharging of the firearm and the firing of a Taser, exactly which event happened first is under investigation,” Baltimore City police Maj. Stanley Branford said.
Three shots were fired, striking Groman once in the abdomen, Miller reported. Police officials said they do not believe officers fired their service weapons during the shooting, Miller reported.
Groman’s partner then rushed him to Sinai Hospital, where he had surgery Sunday night. Groman’s family was brought in from out of state to be by his side.
“The surgery team was down immediately, and within a few minutes he was taken up to the operating room,” said Sinai Hospital’s Dr. Lisa Kirkland on Sunday night. “At this point, all I can tell you is he’s doing well.”
Police said Groman was listed in stable condition Monday.
“One of our officers was attacked was for no reason was attacked viciously by (the gunman),” Baltimore police Deputy Cmdr. Jerry Rodriguez said.
City police said a few people were taken into custody, but only one man, 19-year-old Donte Jones, was charged in the shooting. A city police commander said Jones is a violent repeat offender. He faces attempted murder charges in connection with Sunday’s shooting, police said.
“This is a situation where had the individuals in the car complied ….MORE