BALTIMORE - Shots rang out in the parking lot of a Baltimore City District Courthouse late Monday morning after a man ran from the court house trying to evade police.
According to police, officers shot at the man, identified as 25-year-old Tavon Williams, three times in the parking lot of the Borgerding District Court Building in the 5800 Wabash Avenue. Williams was hit once in the arm as he took off in a vehicle.
Police said the man was at the courthouse for an appearance when officials realized he had a warrant out for another violation. Police officers handcuffed the man, who then asked to use the restroom. His cuffs were removed, he went to the bathroom and took off running before officers could catch him.
The man jumped into a car in the parking lot, and an officer said the suspect tried to back over him at which time the officer fired his gun three times.
Williams was pursued by police cars and a police helicopter until he came to a stop in the 2300 block of Roslyn Avenue. He was transported to Shock Trauma and will be arrested and charged upon his release.
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