Qdawg wrote:BALTIMORE -- Police have charged the man detained after a police officer's shooting.Baltimore City police said a key piece of evidence has been recovered from the shooting of a police officer Thursday afternoon, but critical questions in the case remain.Late Friday, police charged Jobray Lodge, 20, with first-degree attempted murder in the shooting of Officer Dante Hemingway, 28, who remains in critical condition at Shock Trauma. Surgeons plan to operate for a second time on Hemingway this Saturday after he was shot in the neck, chest and stomach on Thursday.WBAL-TV 11 News I-Team lead investigative reporter Jayne Miller reported investigators recovered Hemingway's service weapon taken in the shooting and another gun believed to be the weapon used to wound him.Miller said Hemingway is assigned to the city's vice squad and was working Thursday in plain clothes. Miller reported it is still unclear what he was doing in the Westport housing complex at the time of the shooting alone, but sources said he may have been targeted.Sources told Miller that the officer was confronted, fired his gun at a suspect, later identified by police as Lodge, then got shot three times.Miller reported that Lodge is related to Jovan House -- the man who was convicted in the 2002 murder of city police Detective Thomas Newman. Investigators do not know if Lodge knew Hemingway is a police officer or if there's any connection between the Newman case and what happened on Thursday.She reported that police initially thought there might be two suspects in the shooting. They are less certain of that now though they haven't ruled out the possibility.Hemingway faces another round of surgery at Shock Trauma this weekend. A police representative said Hemingway did open his eyes on Friday and was able to move his arms and legs, but is still not able to talk about what happened.
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