Suspect pointed gun at Baltimore City Police Officer; was shot dead by Officer
Baltimore City Police spokesman Chief T. J. Smith says that officers attempted to stop a vehicle for traffic violations and the vehicle fled. No pursuit was underway when the Foxtrot spotted the vehicle and alerted officers in the area. When officers found the vehicle, the occupants had gotten out on foot, the man turned to the officers and pointed a gun and was shot dead. A real gun, as well as a replica gun, were found on him.
T.J. Smith is currently the Chief of Media Relations for the Baltimore Police Department. Prior to joining the BPD, he was the Director of Media Relations for the Anne Arundel County Police Department where he was a member of the force for over 17 years. During his career, Chief Smith worked in the Patrol Division, the Police and Community Unit, the Tactical Patrol Unit, the Narcotics Division, and as a supervisor of the Police and Community Unit, Tactical Patrol Unit, and Tactical Narcotics Team. He also served as Chief of Staff for the Chief of Police and as the Chief’s Executive Officer.
Homicide Investigation; Phillip Williams Jr. shot dead on Cordelia Avenue
BALTIMORE, MD. Baltimore City Police report that on January 27, 2018, at approximately 6:50 pm, officers were called to the 5300 block of Cordelia Avenue for a report of a shooting. When officers arrived, they found a 51-year old man with a gunshot wound to his upper body. The victim was transported to an area hospital where he died from his injuries.
The victim has been identified as 51-year old Phillip Williams Jr of the unit block of N. Potomac Street. Homicide detectives are continuing to investigate this incident.
Homicide detectives are investigating this incident. Anyone with information is asked to call detectives at 410-396-2100 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7Lockup. You can also text tips to 443-902-4824.