Police reportedly urged media outlets to confirm that, contrary to initial reports, no one was shot in the incident Monday afternoon.
— Baltimore Police (@BaltimorePolice) May 4, 2015
The suspect was reportedly armed with a revolver, and may have discharged his weapon. He was taken to a hospital out of precaution, and while he was unharmed according to police, his exact condition is unknown at this time.
Early reports indicated that police attempted to arrest the man, who then ran.
— Brandi Williams (@BrandiASN) May 4, 2015
Protest organizers called for demonstrators to gather at the scene, which saw riots and looting a week earlier, and where police used pepper spray to disperse the crowd at the scene of the alleged shooting.
Media outlets originally reporting on the incident later retracted their statements, insisting that no one was shot.
— Matt Spence (@mattspencedc) May 4, 2015