Man pleads guilty in officer's shooting

BALTIMORE (WMAR) - A Baltimore man pled guilty Friday for shooting at three police officers injuring one.

Gerry Gough, 24, pled guilty to attempted first degree murder, two counts of attempted second degree murder and a handgun violation. The plea agreement calls for a sentence of life in prison with all but 40 years suspended, followed by three years of probation.

On March 18, Detectives Michael Rice, Daniel Hersl and Latosha Tinsley say Gough riding his bicycle near 25th Street and Harford Road while sitting in an unmarked police car. They found it odd that he was wearing a leather jacket on a warm evening.

They also noticed that he was only steering the bicycle with one hand. Officers believed that Gough was armed with a handgun, so Detective Rice got out of the car to talk to Gough.

As soon as he got out of the car, Gough fired at Detective Rice, shooting him once in the lower neck and upper shoulder area. Detective Rice survived his injuries, but is unable to return to duty.

Gough also fired shots at Detectives Hersl and Tinsley, but neither were hurt.

Gough admitted that he shot at people he believed to be police officers because he didn't want to go to jail for possession of a handgun.

Gough is scheduled to be sentenced on December 17.

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