Baltimore police: We did not fire shots

Baltimore police deny reports claiming black man shot during arrest

Updated Jul 28, 2015

There are conflicting reports about a possible shooting in Baltimore on Monday, as the police were photographed while loading a handcuffed black man into an ambulance following the sound of a gunshot.

After the incident, around a hundred people gathered at the intersection where the incident happened and some people tweeted claiming police shot a black man.

Fox News first reported that a black man was shot while running away from the police but then apologised saying it was incorrect.

“On behalf of [reporter] Mike Tobin and the rest of our crew there, and the rest of us at Fox News, I'm very sorry for the error and glad we were able to correct it quickly," anchor Shepard Smith said on the air.

Police said there was no shooting but a man’s firearm went off while the officers were trying to arrest him.

Police said to reporters on the scene that the man was put into an ambulance as a precautionary measure.

"Nowhere on his body does he have a gunshot wound," police said.

Baltimore was rattled by protests last week as people took it to the streets to protest against police brutality after a 25-year-old black man, Freddie Gray, died after he suffered spinal injuries in police custody.

State attorney Marilyn Mosby filed criminal charges against six police officers, including second degree murder and manslaughter on Friday.

A city-wide curfew imposed by Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake since Tuesday was lifted on Sunday after charges against officers led to a sense of relief in the community.

TRTWorld and agencies