Baltimore Police have identified the man killed in a shootout with an officer responding to a domestic violence complaint late Thursday night in Canton.
Police said John R. Monroe, 42, was the man who was fatally shot by an officer in the 3400 block of Foster Ave. Officers had visited a home at about 11:45 p.m. for a disturbance between Monroe and two women, one of them his wife, police said Friday. Minutes later, the officers heard gunshots and chased Monroe, trading gunfire.
Monroe did not appear to have any prior handgun or other arrests beyond a 2004 second-degree assault conviction, according to Maryland court records. Attempts to reach relatives were unsuccessful.
The two women — who police said were ages 28 and 22 — were also struck by bullets. Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said Friday that authorities believed Monroe had shot them before the officers arrived the second time but were “also exploring whether they were shot in relation to the suspect’s confrontation with police.
Baltimore police identified a suspect in the police-involved shooting in Baltimore’s popular Canton section overnight that left two women injured Friday.
Authorities said they were called to the 3400 block of Foster Avenue in Canton for a disorderly conduct call around 11:45 p.m. Thursday.
Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi told 11 News that officers found a 42-year-old armed man who was firing shots at them. The officers returned fire, and the man was killed.
Detectives said a 28-year-old woman was shot in the ear, and a 22-year-old woman shot in the arm during the incident. Both were taken to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center for treatment, Guglielmi said.
One of those women is the wife of the suspect, 11 News reporter Jennifer Franciotti said, but it’s unclear which one.
It’s not clear yet whether the women were shot by the man in the home or by police who were returning fire. None of the victims or the shooter have been identified.