Baltimore-Baltimore police have issued an arrest warrant for a man who they believe shot a police officer Tuesday night.
During a news conference, Police Commissioner Michael Harrison identified the suspect as 28-year-old Antonio Oliver Janifer. Janifer should be considered armed and dangerous.
Police said Officer Joshua Jackson saw a car that was driving erratically when he tried to initiate a traffic stop. The driver of the vehicle fled, crashed, then got out of the car and shot Jackson.
Jackson was shot in the line of duty on Light Street in Federal Hill. Harrison said Jackson did not fire his weapon. Jackson’s bulletproof vest most-likely saved his life. He was released from Shock Trauma on Wednesday.
"He has a history of violence and is a repeat violent offender who should have never been out on the streets of Baltimore," Harrison said.
If anyone has information on the whereabouts of Janifer, they are urged to contact police immediately.