BALTIMORE - UPDATE: The officer involved in this shooting has been identified as 13-year veteran of the force Officer Paul Heffernan. Police say the officer has no prior record of police involved shootings.
A Baltimore City police officer shot and killed a man after a chase and a fist fight early Sunday morning in northwest Baltimore.
He is identified as 38-year-old Michael Wudtee of the 8600 Block of Greens Lane. Wudtee suffered a gunshot wound to the torso and was transported to Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
According to police, around midnight officers on patrol saw a man assaulting a woman in a car stopped in the parking lot of a gas station in the 4600 block of Liberty Heights Avenue.
Officers pulled their cruiser next to the vehicle and tried to confront the man who immediately fled on foot.
Officers chased the man to the 3600 block of Gwynn Oak Ave when a physical fight ensued as the suspect tried to get away. The officer pulled his gun and shot the man in his upper torso.
The man was taken to Sinai Hospital where he died of his injuries a short time later.
The officer sustained injuries to his face and lower body from the fight and was taken to an area hospital for treatment.
Homicide detectives are investigating the shooting which is customary for all police involved incidents.
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