US Forest Service, Supervisory Special Agent (Retired)
FOP Lodge #37 LEOSA Coordinator
DHS Law Enforcement Instructor
What are the details?
The unnamed off-duty Baltimore police officer was getting a haircut . . . when 38-year-old Carlos Ortega burst into the Bladi Style barbershop in East Baltimore and fatally shot the barber, 33-year-old Rafael Jeffers. Video surveillance captured the moment [when] the officer, who was armed and in plain clothes while off duty, quickly jumped to his feet and "with great bravery produced his firearm," according to Police Commissioner Michael Harrison.
The assailant killed the unsuspecting target on Nov 15, 2021. The sergeant returned fire, killing the assailant. The video is too violent and graphic to post.