Officer Durwood Hood
Officer Hood Wounded December 23, 1980 Officer Durwood Hood Shortly after 1 :30 a.m. on Tuesday, December 23, 1980, Officer Durwood Hood of the Eastern District heard a broadcast description of a man wanted for the armed robbery of a taxi-cab driver in his District. As Officer in Charge he was responding to the 2200 block East Lanvale Steet, where the robbery occurred. As he drove East on Federal Street the officer saw the suspect walking South on Montford Avenue. He pulled along side, got out of the Police Cruiser and approached the suspect, ordering him to place his hands atop the Police car. It was at this point that Officer Hood saw the gun in the suspect's hand. The suspect fired as the Officer ducked behind the car door for cover. Two more shots were fired at him after he had been struck in the lower back. The suspect ran to an alley in the rear of the 2200 block East Lanvale Street after firing two shots at Officer Larry Evans of the Eastern District who was in pursuit. Officers recovered the hand gun from the alley. They then began knocking on doors of residences of the 2200 block East Lanvale in hopes of turning up information regarding the suspect. A woman at one of the homes whispered to an Officer that the suspect was inside her residence. She dosed the door. Homicide Detectives and Eastern District Officers then knocked on the door once more and the resident and the suspect appeared in the doorway. The suspect was arrested without further incident. Officer Hood was transported to Johns Hopkins Hospital for treatment of the gunshot wound to the lower left back. The suspect faces a variety of charges ranging from Assault with Intent to Murder two Police Officers, Armed Robbery and Breaking and Entering.