Baltimore Police Shoot Suspect Near Trayvon Martin Mural

Baltimore Police Shoot Suspect Near Trayvon Martin Mural

Police are investigating a police-involved shooting in Baltimore Sunday afternoon that occurred near a mural of Trayvon Martin, who was slain in 2012.

Published February 23, 2015

Police are investigating a police-involved shooting in Baltimore Sunday afternoon that occurred near a mural of Trayvon Martin, according to the Baltimore Sun.

Officers shot and tased a man in a vehicle while attempting to stop him. The suspect has been hospitalized and is in stable condition but his identity has not been released and authorities have not revealed why the man was being stopped. 

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Commander Col. Garnell Green said details from the incident are still emerging. "One of our officers initiated a car stop. During that car stop, the suspect got out of his vehicle," Green said, according to the Sun. "What happens after that is still under investigation. What I can tell you right now is this: One of our officers did tase the suspect and another officer shot the suspect."

As word of the shooting spread on Twitter, users took note of the painted image of Trayvon in a hoodie on a wall that was a backdrop to the incident. Sun reporter Yvonne Wenger was at the scene and tweeted the image.

Others chimed in upon seeing the photo. "The ghost of Trayvon Martin haunts the scene of Baltimore's latest police involved shooting," wrote user tweeting as BaltoSpectator

Martin was 17 when he was shot and killed by George Zimmerman in Florida in February 2012. Zimmerman was later acquitted of the second-degree murder charge in July 2013, but has had several brushes with the law since the high-profile case. 

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(Photo: Yvonne Wenger via Twitter)

Written by Natelege Whaley

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