Man Who Allegedly Had Gun After Baltimore Riots Indicted - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

Man Who Allegedly Had Gun After Baltimore Riots Indicted

Posted:

BALTIMORE (AP) - A man has been indicted on a weapons charge connected to a foot chase with police days after riots rocked Baltimore, as tensions were still running high and a large police presence remained in the worst-hit neighborhood.

In a news release announcing a federal indictment against the man who allegedly had the weapon, U.S. Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein said the man repeatedly screamed as if he had been hurt. A gunshot was heard, but no one was hit and no one was injured.

Rosenstein said bystanders threw bricks and bottles at police officers stationed in the Penn North neighborhood.

On Thursday, a federal grand jury indicted Robert Tucker, 23, of Baltimore on a charge of possession of a firearm by a felon in the May 4 incident.

Rosenstein said as officers approached Tucker, he ran and threw a Ruger Blackhawk .357 handgun to the ground, causing it to discharge.

The incident inflamed tensions after a period of uneasy calm, with some protesters chanting, "Black community, control the police!"

Penn North was particularly hard-hit with looting, vandalism and arson after Freddie Gray died in April after sustaining an injury while in police custody. Six police officers have been charged in his death.

Rosenstein said, "Police officers save lives when they detect, investigate and arrest armed criminals, and we are thankful for their proactive work."

Tucker is in state custody on charges relating to the May 4 incident. Online federal court records do not list a lawyer for him.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Salisbury Zoo Mourns Death of Bison

    Salisbury Zoo Mourns Death of Bison

    Jun 21, 2018 10:04 AM2018-06-21 14:04:00 GMT
    Thursday, June 21 2018 10:08 AM EDT2018-06-21 14:08:33 GMT
    The Salisbury Zoo announced on Thursday the passing of their 25-year-old Bison, BubbaThe Salisbury Zoo announced on Thursday the passing of their 25-year-old Bison, Bubba
    The Salisbury Zoo announced on Thursday the passing of their 25-year-old bison, Bubba. (Photo: Salisbury Zoo)The Salisbury Zoo announced on Thursday the passing of their 25-year-old bison, Bubba. (Photo: Salisbury Zoo)
    The Salisbury Zoo announced the passing of its 25-year-old male American bison, which was euthanized this week.More
    The Salisbury Zoo announced the passing of its 25-year-old male American bison, which was euthanized this week. More
  • Man Arrested After Easton Truck Fire

    Man Arrested After Easton Truck Fire

    Jun 20, 2018 12:36 PM2018-06-20 16:36:00 GMT
    Wednesday, June 20 2018 1:13 PM EDT2018-06-20 17:13:02 GMT
    2003 Chevrolet Pickup Truck (Photo State Fire Marshal)2003 Chevrolet Pickup Truck (Photo State Fire Marshal)
    2003 Chevrolet Pickup Truck (Photo State Fire Marshal)2003 Chevrolet Pickup Truck (Photo State Fire Marshal)
    A 21-year-old man is facing arson and related charges following accusations that he intentionally torched his own truck in Easton.More
    A 21-year-old man is facing arson and related charges following accusations that he intentionally torched his own truck in Easton. More
  • Businesses, City of Cambridge Fight Over Flags

    Businesses, City of Cambridge Fight Over Flags

    Jun 20, 2018 8:38 PM2018-06-21 00:38:00 GMT
    Thursday, June 21 2018 7:49 AM EDT2018-06-21 11:49:01 GMT
    It's a fight over flags in Cambridge, Maryland. Business owners say they've been receiving letters from the city telling them to take down certain flags placed outside their businesses.More
    It's a fight over flags in Cambridge, Maryland. Business owners say they've been receiving letters from the city telling them to take down certain flags placed outside their businesses.More
  • Most Popular VideosMost Popular VideosMore>>

  • 7 PM Weather June 20,2018

    7 PM Weather June 20,2018

  • Businesses, City of Cambridge Fight Over Flags

    Businesses, City of Cambridge Fight Over Flags

    It's a fight over flags in Cambridge. Business owners say they've been receiving letters from the City telling them to take down certain flags placed outside their business.

    Theodore's Subs and Small Plates owner, Doug Bramble, says his red fluttering flag helps attract customers. But not according to the City, which WBOC tried to contact on Wednesday but did not hear back.

    More

    It's a fight over flags in Cambridge. Business owners say they've been receiving letters from the City telling them to take down certain flags placed outside their business.

    Theodore's Subs and Small Plates owner, Doug Bramble, says his red fluttering flag helps attract customers. But not according to the City, which WBOC tried to contact on Wednesday but did not hear back.

    More
  • Unexpected Discovery Made in Ocean City Median Project

    Unexpected Discovery Made in Ocean City Median Project

    Cones and construction are scattered along Coastal Highway in Ocean City. Initially postponed, the median project will put a divider up in the middle of the two lanes of traffic from 44th to 62nd St.

    State Highway Administration confirms the median project is on schedule and is expected to be completed by Memorial Day, but some folks in town have their doubts about that completion time.

    More

    Cones and construction are scattered along Coastal Highway in Ocean City. Initially postponed, the median project will put a divider up in the middle of the two lanes of traffic from 44th to 62nd St.

    State Highway Administration confirms the median project is on schedule and is expected to be completed by Memorial Day, but some folks in town have their doubts about that completion time.

    More
Powered by Frankly

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices