A Baltimore man who shot at police during an eight-hour standoff was charged with first- and second-degree attempted murder in connection with the July 6 incident.
Robert Blake, 46, of the 6900 block of Reisterstown Road is also charged with first- and second-degree assault, discharging a firearm within city limits and possession of body armor, according to Det. Niki Fennoy, a Baltimore Police spokeswoman.
Blake remains in custody with no bail.
Officers from the Baltimore City Sheriff’s Office arrived at Blake’s residence around 8:30 a.m. July 6 to serve a warrant and other paperwork, at which point the suspect refused to come outside and implied he had a weapon, according to police spokesman T.J. Smith.
Police blocked off Reisterstown Road from Seven Mile Lane to Labyrinth Road around that time, and SWAT officers were called in. Some nearby homes were evacuated as well.
Within the hour before the suspect’s arrest, which happened around 5 p.m., shots were fired at officers. No officers were injured, and the suspect was not harmed during the ordeal, Smith said.
Support was provided by Howard County and Baltimore County police and the Baltimore City Fire Department, and the MTA provided a bus for first responders and those who were evacuated from their homes to use as a cooling station, Smith said.