Police ID officer who fired at car following shooting near Gilmor Homes

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The Baltimore Police Department has identified the officer who shot at a car outside the Gilmor Homes in West Baltimore on Saturday night.

It was Sgt. David Colburn, now in his 11th year with the BPD, who fired at a dark-colored vehicle, which then fled from the 1600 block of N. Mount Street. This was Colburn’s first officer-involved shooting, the department says. While he did fire his gun, police say they haven’t yet found any shooting victims.

Officers from the Western District Action Team had been carrying out a narcotics investigation just before 7:30 p.m. that night in the 1600 block of Mountmor Court when gunshots rang out one block west at Mount Street.

Officers there found an 18-year-male had been shot. Police say the gunfire came from a “dark colored vehicle that was still on the scene.” Coburn then fired at it.

A police press release from that night said “moments later, a dark colored vehicle dropped off an unknown male who was suffering from lacerations to the face.” A sergeant then “confronted that individual and believed he may have been in the suspect vehicle, and that the lacerations were caused by broken glass.”

Police had said they would be reviewing body camera footage, though it’s unclear whether they plan to release it. We’ve submitted a request for the video from the scene.

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Ethan has been editing and reporting for Baltimore Fishbowl since fall of 2016. His previous stops include Fox 45, CQ Researcher and Connection Newspapers in Northern Virginia. His freelance writing has been featured in Baltimore City Paper, Leafly, DCist and BmoreArt, among other outlets. He enjoys basketball, humid Mid-Atlantic summers and story tips.
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