2 armed men killed by Baltimore police were father and son

AP News
|
Posted: Apr 01, 2016 5:36 PM

BALTIMORE (AP) — Police in Baltimore say a man and his 18-year-old son died after plainclothes officers opened fire on them when they found them aiming guns at someone across a street.

Police identified the men Friday at a news conference as 43-year-old Matthew V. Wood Jr. and his 18-year-old son Kimani Johnson.

Baltimore Police Department spokesman T.J. Smith said previously that special operations unit officers were on patrol in an unmarked car Thursday when they happened upon the men, who had gotten out of a vehicle and were armed with a semi-automatic rifle and a handgun.

Friday afternoon, the department identified the officers as Officer Norman Jones, a two-year veteran, and Sgt. Joseph Wiczulis, an eight-year veteran. Smith says Jones is black and Wiczulis is white. He says the two men who were shot were black.