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Baltimore police shoot man armed with 2 knives

Baltimore police shoot man armed with 2 knives

Baltimore Police have released new information regarding the police-involved shooting in Waverly Friday, involving a man who was wielding knives. However, once inside the restaurant, Police say the infant stopped breathing.

Officers used a stun gun when the man holding a knife in each hand refused to drop the weapons, but it did not take effect and two officers shot him, striking him several times, Davis said.

The unidentified man was in critical condition in a local hospital, Commissioner Kevin Davis said at a news conference Friday morning.

In reaction to the police-involved shooting, a group of about 30 protesters assembled near where the incident occurred on Greenmount Avenue, on Saturday afternoon, at around 3 p.m. "And I'm so proud of these officers, the way they responded to the scene, the way they attempted to de-escalate".

They are Officer Gary Brown, who's been with the department since 2000, and Officer Supreme Jones, a 2-year department veteran. Davis says officers rendered first aid, and the man is in critical condition.

Police say the cause and manner of the infant's death will be determined by her doctor or the state medical examiner. The one-month-old baby was taken to a hospital, where she died. The officer, identified as 24-year-old Officer Jeffrey Melo, called for backup.