Baltimore officer wounded, gunman killed in exchange of gunfire

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Posted: Nov 11, 2015 11:31 PM

By Donna Owens

BALTIMORE (Reuters) - Baltimore police and an armed man exchanged gunfire on a city street on Wednesday, leaving the man dead and one officer hospitalized, according to a department official.

At least two officers were on patrol in Northwest Baltimore when they encountered a man walking with a handgun, police said. 

Shots were exchanged and the 32-year-old man was pronounced dead at an area hospital, police spokesman Detective Donny Moses said.

One officer was shot in the leg and was in stable condition at a local hospital, Moses said. The officer is a five-year veteran of the department.

Baltimore has seen a spike in gun violence and is nearing 300 homicides this year, according to crime data statistics.

(Editing by Victoria Cavaliere)