A man was shot and killed after swinging a baseball at a group of teens trying to wash his car.
Baltimore Police Commissioner Michael Harrison says 48-year-old Timothy Reynolds was driving near Baltimore’s Inner Harbor Thursday afternoon. At an intersection, a group of teenagers approached Reynolds’s vehicle hoping to clean his windows for pay.
The teens, otherwise known as Squeegee workers, come from low-income neighborhoods, hoping to make a few bucks by cleaning drivers’ windshields and windows.
According to reports, a heated altercation between Reynolds and the Squeegee workers broke out. Reynolds then parked and exited his vehicle with a baseball bat.
Although officials can’t confirm Reynolds struck anyone with the bat, they say he took a swing at one or more of the workers.
That’s when one of the Squeegee workers pulled out a gun and shot Reynolds. The group then fled the scene.
Reynolds was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced deceased.
Detectives are still investigating and searching for the suspect or suspects. No arrests have been made in the case.
Reynolds, an engineer, leaves behind three children.