It’s stories like this that really make us proud of our home town of Baltimore (note: that’s sarcasm).
Brian Stevenson, an off-duty police detective and 18-year police veteran here in Baltimore, died after someone threw a piece of concrete at his head over a disagreement about a parking space Saturday night.
Stevenson had been out celebrating his 38th birthday with a friend when an argument broke out a parking spot outside a local restaurant, according to police reports.
Several people came up to Stevenson, then “one of the individuals pulled a piece of concrete from the ground and struck him in the head,” said Baltimore police spokesperson Anthony Guglielmi.
Stevenson was rushed to Johns Hopkins hospital, where he later died of his injuries.
Baltimore Police Commissioner Frederick Bealefeld described Stevenson as a “fantastic” detective.
“To lose his life in this manner is senseless,” Bealefeld stated at a press conference on Sunday morning.
Guglielmi says witnesses are cooperating with the investigation. Police do have a suspect in custody, but no charges have been filed yet.
“It’s an incredible tragedy to family, to all of us, to the entire city,” Bealefeld added.
Stay classy, Baltimore. Stay classy. More in the video below.
- Police officer killed over parking space dispute (cnn.com)
- Off-duty cop slain in fight over parking spot (msnbc.msn.com)
- Baltimore Officer Slain in Fight Over Parking Spot (foxnews.com)