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A city firefighter was met with gunfire after stopping to help a driver who crashed Saturday afternoon in South Baltimore, police said.
The fire department commander was not hit, and the driver — a 38-year-old whom police said stole the car — ran away. He was arrested by police after a short foot chase.
Officers charged Michael Awosika with attempted murder, carjacking, assault, robbery and theft, police said. Online court records did not list Awosika’s attorney on Sunday.
It started at around 2 p.m. Saturday afternoon. Police were called to the scene of a carjacking, on the 1900-block of West Fayette Street.
The victim told police she has parked her on Fayette street. She was taking her grandson out of the car, when the suspect got inside and pointed a gun at her.
The woman grabbed her grandson.
The suspect, 38-year old Michael Awosika sped off, but didn’t make it far. He crashed the stolen car into several other vehicles, knocking down a light pole, at the intersection of Martin Luther King Blvd. and Pratt Street.
A Baltimore City fire commander who had no idea the car was stolen, saw the crash and ran over to help.