Baltimore officer slain in fight over parking spot
BALTIMORE – An off-duty Baltimore police detective who was out celebrating his birthday was killed Saturday night in a dispute over a parking space, authorities said.
Detective Brian Stevenson, an 18-year veteran with the department, would have turned 38 on Sunday, police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi (goo-lee-EHL'-mee) said. Stevenson was out celebrating with a friend after 10 p.m. in the southeastern part of the city when it happened.
"The preliminary investigation revealed an altercation took place over a parking place," Guglielmi said. As the dispute escalated, he said, "A suspect pulled a rock or large piece of concrete from the ground and struck the officer with it."
Stevenson sustained head trauma and died later that night at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.
The suspects were described only as a man and a woman.
"Once they struck the officer they fled," the spokesman said.
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