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Balt. officers shoot man who drew gun

Baltimore police say a man who was shot after pulling a gun on an officer is on life support.

Police say officers investigating a suspicious person report approached two men early Sunday, and noticed one man, 26-year-old Steven Antwon Grant, was holding a gun.

Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi says Grant ran off, but 30-year-old James Montez Lucas brandished a .22-caliber carbine with a banana clip.

Police say after Lucas refused to drop the weapon, an officer fired, striking Lucas multiple times. Lucas is on life support at the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center.

Guglielmi says the officer is on routine administrative leave and his name is being temporarily withheld.

Grant was arrested later at home. Guglielmi says Grant will be charged with assault on police and resisting arrest.

This item has been updated since it was first published.

-- Associated Press

By Washington Post Editors  |  August 30, 2010; 12:07 PM ET
Categories:  Baltimore  
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Well there goes another Darwin Award.

Posted by: UnknownHenson | August 30, 2010 8:58 AM | Report abuse

Someone please pull the life support plug on this idiot.

Posted by: nuke41 | August 30, 2010 2:01 PM | Report abuse

You have to be crazy to pull a gun on a cop these days. There is no way a cop will be convicted of killing a person who is openly brandishing a weapon with even a chance of using it. Suicide by cop, drugs or insane?

Regardless, if he lives, he will be spending a loooooong time at one of the places listed here:

Posted by: JAILexchange | August 30, 2010 2:23 PM | Report abuse

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