Baltimore Police Identify City Sanitation Worker Killed In Friday's Shooting, Police Still Searching For Suspect

Police said they were shot after some type of altercation broke out between them and the suspects. They were operating a sanitation vehicle at the time.

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- Baltimore City Police are still searching for the person who shot and killed a DPW worker as he sat in a sanitation truck on Friday. Another employee was also shot but has since been released from the hospital. Ava-joye Burnett is live tonight. She has video of the moment that shots rang. Ava-joye.

AVA-JOYE BURNETT: Denise, good evening to you. We were out there in the neighborhood earlier today. And we saw detectives walking around, trying to get additional answers. We were also able to get our hands on some video from that area, the moment those two DPW workers were hit.

This is a video at Willow Avenue and York Road. Two men emerge, cross the street, then--

[GUN SHOTS]

--six shots echoed in the atmosphere.

- It's a damn shame. It really is. It's like, nowhere is safe anymore in Baltimore city.

AVA-JOYE BURNETT: That was around 7:23 Friday evening. Baltimore City Police say two sanitation workers were sitting in that truck when at least one person approached. There was an altercation. And then the shooting.

- We went in. About five minutes later, that's when we started hearing all the shooting out here.

AVA-JOYE BURNETT: One of the DPW workers, 32-year-old Devon Mason, died. Another worker was taken to the hospital with critical injuries.

MATTHEW GARBARK: The hearts of DPW are heavy this evening. We've lost one of our own. And another one is in serious condition.

AVA-JOYE BURNETT: But questions remain. Investigators were out Monday. And the commissioner said the DPW workers had been at that intersection for a while. And it was out of their work zone.

MICHAEL HARRISON: We are asking anyone who may have seen something, or heard something, or who knows something about what happened this Friday evening, please call police.

AVA-JOYE BURNETT: For people around here, there's disbelief this happened so close to home.

- I mean, just shocked. It was like, I can't believe it was that close [? to ours. ?]

AVA-JOYE BURNETT: That second DPW worker who was injured, he has been released from the hospital, according to the police commissioner. One more thing, police want to hear from you if you know anything. Live tonight, Ava-joye Burnett for WJZ.