A Security Guard Was Shot While Trying To Protect A Ballot Drop Box

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After a security guard was assigned to protect a ballot drop box in northeast Baltimore, he was shot early Thursday morning around 4:55 a.m., according to police. Though the victim was injured, none of the wounds are fatal. 

According to CBS News, surveillance video shows that multiple armed suspects were involved. “The victim was working the midnight to eight shift for a security company as an unarmed guard tasked with keeping watch over an election ballot box. After looking at video surveillance footage of the parking-lot, detectives learned that armed subjects approached the victim’s vehicle and tried to open the car door. The victim refused and the suspects began shooting at the victim. The ballet box was not touched and did not appear at any time to be the focus of the gunmen,” said Baltimore Police Department in a press statement. 

At present, detectives are looking into the case as a possible attempted robbery. “It’s a shame we’re living in a time where a person can’t be minding their own business, making an honest wage, and someone does something like they did here,” Baltimore City Board of Elections Director Armstead Jones said.

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