City police shoot armed man in N. Baltimore

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BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore police say an armed man was shot and critically wounded by officers after he pointed a semi-automatic handgun in their direction.

Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said late Saturday that the shooting occurred at about 10 p.m. Saturday on Lorraine Avenue in north Baltimore.

He said two detectives from the violent crime impact section observed an armed man sitting on the steps of a house, and when they approached, he ran inside. The spokesman said the detectives followed him and the man drew the handgun and pointed "in the general direction of police." Officers fired, and the man was struck in the middle- to lower-part of his body. He was transported to Johns Hopkins Hospital, where he was in critical but stable condition late Saturday.

The detectives have been placed on routine administrative duty pending an investigation into the shooting.

The shooting comes a week after police say officers shot and wounded a man in south Baltimore after he fired a gun in their direction.

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