On Sunday night, Dameatrice Moore, 21, is helped back into his North Baltimore home by his mom. He was questioned by homicide detectives after a 2 a.m. stop for food at Roma Little Italy in the 5400 block of York Rd. that ended when he was shot.
"I seen him reaching for his gun, as the guy had him up against the wall. And he pulled his gun out and he shot without looking, just with his gun on the side of his hand. And he started shooting," said Moore.
Baltimore City Police say an officer pulled up to a large crowd in front of the carryout. Spokesman Anthony Guglielmi says the suspect was confrontational.
But that man was not Moore.
"During the altercation, the police officer withdrew his service weapon and discharged one round. That round struck two individuals," said Guglielmi.
Moore says he's one victim. His inner arm and side were shot. Police say the same bullet hit a 37-year-old female. She is in serious condition.
The shooting happened in the same block as a deadly stabbing Friday night. The suspect ran from a liquor store.
The investigation will now focus on if the shot fired from the officer's handgun was accidental.
"It would have been an accident if he pulled it out of his holster and it went off. He had it aimed up cause I was sitting right across," said Moore.
Moore says he was handcuffed at the hospital but was let go following an interview with detectives. Sharp pains run throughout his body, but he's happy to show us a picture of his two-year-old daughter.
"The only thing I could think about was my daughter when I got shot,” said Moore.
Police say the person who attacked the officer is in police custody. Guglielmi expects to release more information about the incident on Monday, including any charges.
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