Timothy Reynolds death, Squeegee boys passed away, Man with bat fatally shot

A 48-year-old man was shot and killed Thursday after confronting a squeegee worker with a bat near the Inner Harbor, witnesses and police said. The man was identified by police as Timothy Reynolds. Baltimore Police Chief Michael Harrison said the shooting happened around 4:38 p.m. At the intersection of Light and Conway Streets after a heated altercation between the driver and the squeegee worker. Harrison said the man drove through the intersection, parked, got out of the car with a bat and began beating one or more squeegee workers.

Man with bat fatally shot

In response, a worker shot and killed the driver. The gunman fled the intersection on foot. The driver was taken to a local hospital and pronounced dead, Harrison said.

Harrison said he briefed Mayor Brandon Scott on a “very complicated situation.” Detectives are looking at the video and looking for additional cameras “so we can piece together what happened here and have evidence of what happened,” he said.

In a statement, Scott said it was still “actively investigating” and that more details would be released once “the facts become clearer.”

“I want to be very clear — if you endanger the safety of others on the streets of Baltimore or turn to violence to solve your problems, we will hold you accountable,” Scott said. A sad reminder that avoidable confrontations often escalate into violence.”

Hours before the shooting, police received reports of a squeegee worker entering the area with a gun. Harrison said they arrested one person. State Senator Antonio Hayes also encountered a squeegee worker at the same intersection earlier in the day and reported it to police, a source told The Standard. Hayes declined to comment for this story.

The shooting has sparked a debate about what to do with “scraper kids,” young people at the intersection who can clean windshields for just a few dollars. Many local businessmen say workers are dangerous nuisances and discourage people from visiting the area, while others praise their entrepreneurial spirit and say workers respect those who respect them.

Garrett Schiche said he was in front of the new apartment complex at 414 Light Street when he heard gunfire and saw a man fall and squeegee workers jumped away. He approached the victim and learned from others that the man had confronted the workers with a baseball bat.

Tosha Bazemora, who was standing near the scene on Thursday night, said the situation didn’t have to escalate like this.

“Not every situation warrants a response,” she said, referring to the driver who got out of the car with a bat. Another viewer, Andrew Green, agreed: “You’re an adult getting out of a car and letting your emotions infect you. Adult men shouldn’t do that.”

Kathy Van Order said she never had a bad experience with a scraper worker. “But in an event like this, the bigger picture is that there are people who want to defend all of them like they’re innocent, but they’re definitely not…these scraper boys aren’t all good-hearted, mind-blowing Also good, and this case basically has it. “Proof,” she said.

Andrew Creech said he was not surprised by the turn of events.

“I just think it’s really unfortunate because the squeegee guys on this side are always more confrontational,” he said, pointing to the intersection where the bat was found. “I mean, one of our neighbors just had a baby and bought a brand new car and they kept the keys by the side of the car.

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