When you’re at LeChmere Park on the night of the shooting, it’s tough to see how it could be anything but dark.
Police say the gunman opened fire in the parking lot.
The first call to 911 was to report a possible gunman.
The officer who responded to that call reported seeing the suspect in the dark, and the officer told the dispatcher that the suspect was wearing a mask and had a gun.
After the officer got the call, the dispatcher told the officers to get in their patrol cars.
When the officers got in their vehicles, they saw the suspect outside the building, and he was still in the building.
When officers tried to approach him, he turned around and fired at them.
A second officer who arrived at the scene got on top of the suspect and tried to take him down, but he got away.
An officer on patrol later heard a woman’s screams, and police said that the woman called 911 from inside the building as the gunman was firing.
That’s when officers on the scene rushed into the parking lots to get the suspect down.
“As the officers approached the building and started to move toward the shooter, he began firing multiple shots at them,” police said in a statement.
“One officer in particular discharged his firearm, striking the suspect once in the arm and once in his chest.”
The officer then shot and killed the suspect.
In a press conference, Lechmountown Police Chief Scott Williams said the officers responded to a call about a person shooting and killing other people.
It’s a situation that can’t be easily controlled, and officers will need to take every precaution to ensure their safety, Williams said.
Police are searching for the suspect, who they described as a black male in his 20s, around 6 feet tall and weighing 180 pounds.
No other information was immediately available.