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Dashboard video IDs teen in squeegee workers shooting

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BALTIMORE — Baltimore police have recognized a 15-year-old boy seen in a dashboard video as an individual of curiosity in final week’s lethal encounter between a motorist and folks cleansing windshields for money at a downtown Baltimore intersection.

The Baltimore Solar studies a dashboard digicam video of final Thursday’s capturing reveals what seems to be the teenager shoot at Timothy Reynolds 5 occasions. The contents of the video have been first reported by The Baltimore Banner.

Baltimore Police spokesperson Lindsey Eldridge wouldn’t affirm particulars of the investigation, as a substitute saying detectives are “nonetheless following energetic leads and the investigation is ongoing.” Eldridge additionally wouldn’t talk about the seek for the individual of curiosity.

Reynolds,48, of Baltimore, was driving by means of an intersection close to the town’s Inside Harbor when he had a heated interplay with so-called squeegee staff, parked his automotive and got here again with a baseball bat, Baltimore Police Commissioner Michael Harrison mentioned earlier this week.

He “swung the bat at a number of of these squeegee staff. In return, one of many squeegee staff pulled out a gun and fired,” hanging Reynolds, in keeping with Harrison.

When the video begins, Reynolds had already exited his automotive with a metallic baseball bat, walked throughout Mild Road and confronted the employees.

He could be seen strolling away from the intersection, presumably again towards his automotive, as three squeegee staff comply with him. They get close to him however one other automotive obstructs the view. Lower than a second later, they flip to run as Reynolds begins chasing with the bat raised. At roughly the identical time as he swings his bat towards one of many staff, one other throws what seems to be a rock at his head from behind. The video reveals the rock hitting Reynolds’ head and bouncing off.

Reynolds, nonetheless holding his bat, turns round when a 3rd squeegee employee pulls a handgun and begins firing. The primary shot seems to hit him someplace within the facet of his physique and he begins falling. Because the shooter is starting to stroll away, he shoots at Reynolds 4 extra occasions.

The employees, also called squeegee youngsters, consist principally of teenagers from low-income neighborhoods who clear drivers’ windshields at intersections in trade for cash.

Metropolis officers have mentioned there could be elevated police patrols at intersections the employees frequent.