BALTIMORE — The Baltimore police sergeant shot in front of his home this week is showing signs of improvement. He released a video letting people know he was on the road to recovery, reported the Baltimore Patch.
Sgt. Isaac “Ike” Carrington, 43, was shot in an armed robbery while talking on his front lawn with a neighbor, police said. He has been at the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center ever since the shooting on Thursday, Aug. 8.
“I love y’all. I’m 10-8. I’ll be back,” Carrington said in a YouTube video featuring him and Baltimore Police Commissioner Michael Harrison at shock trauma on Sunday, Aug.11.
The sergeant, who is a 22-year veteran of the Baltimore Police Department, was able to deliver the message from his hospital bed, as he recovers from multiple gunshot wounds.
“He still has a long way to go, but our prayers have been answered and now we all have to rally around getting him healed and making sure we find who did this to hold them accountable,” Harrison said.
Police continue to look for the suspect in the shooting.
“The investigation into the shooting of Sgt. Carrington continues as detectives work to positively identify suspects,” Detective Nicole Monroe told Baltimore Patch Sunday.
Police said Carrington was on his front lawn in the 5600 block of Summerfield Avenue before 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 8, when a car believed to be an Acura pulled up. At least one man wearing a face mask got out and the suspect tried to rob the off-duty sergeant and his neighbor at gunpoint.
The neighbor threw his belongings down and ran, and Carrington ran the opposite direction, at which point the gunman chased Carrington and shot him multiple times.
The off-duty sergeant was on life support Thursday, police said.
He was responding to requests from the medical staff to squeeze his hand, the Baltimore Fraternal Order of Police reported Saturday.
Although there are signs of optimism, Carrington remains in critical condition, Monroe said Sunday.