Baltimore Felon Admits to Shooting and Wounding a Police Officer

November 1, 2010

Baltimore, Maryland - Glenn Plato Brooks, age 42, of Baltimore, Maryland, pleaded guilty today to being a felon in possession of a gun.

The guilty plea was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; Special Agent in Charge Theresa R. Stoop of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives - Baltimore Field Division; Baltimore City State’s Attorney Patricia C. Jessamy; and Baltimore Police Commissioner Frederick H. Bealefeld III.

According to Brooks’ plea agreement, on February 4, 2010, a confidential informant called Baltimore Police detectives alerting them that Brooks was on his porch and had a gun. The detectives went to Brooks’ home, but saw no one. They waited in an alley behind Brooks’ house for the confidential informant to call them back. After the informant advised the detectives that Brooks was now on the informant’s porch with a gun, the officers approached the house. As they exited the alley, Brooks fired his gun at them, striking a detective in the right arm. The detectives fired back. Brooks retreated inside his house and in the exchange of gunfire, Brooks was shot in his left shoulder. Other police units arrived and entered Brooks’ home. Brooks was arrested and sent to a hospital. Officers seized a loaded revolver and additional ammunition from the house.

As part of the plea agreement, Brooks and the government have agreed that if the Court accepts the plea agreement, Brooks will be sentenced to 19 years in prison. U.S. District Judge William D. Quarles, Jr. has scheduled sentencing for February 8, 2011 at 1:00 p.m.

United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein commended ATF, the Baltimore Police Department and the Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Office for their work in this investigation and prosecution. Mr. Rostenstein thanked Assistant United States Attorneys Benjamin M. Block and Kwame J. Manley, who are prosecuting the case.

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