Police Officer Lorenzo Arnest Gray

Police Officer Lorenzo Arnest Gray

Baltimore City Police Department, Maryland

End of Watch Wednesday, July 26, 1972

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Lorenzo Arnest Gray

Police Officer Lorenzo Gray was shot and killed by a shotgun blast as he and his partner entered a hotel in the 2600 block of Pulaski Highway to investigate a report of a holdup.

Officer Gray managed to return fire wounding the suspect's accomplice. Both men were apprehended as they ran from the hotel by a team of federal agents on an unrelated stake-out.

The gunman was convicted of second-degree murder and sentenced to 40 years in prison. He was paroled in 1986. On May 4th, 1993, he and three other paroled killers were arrested in Baltimore for operating a million-dollar-a-month drug operation.

Officer Gray is survived by his wife and daughter. His daughter later went on to serve with the Baltimore Police Department. Officer Gray also served in the United States Marine Corps.

Bio

  • Age 24
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Paroled in 1986

robbery

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Audra,
My dad worked with your dad in the 70’s. I remember him speaking of your dad and the angry he felt after your father died. I grew up hearing stories of you father and so many brave mean and women that served the City. My name is Barry Brooks Jr. My dad worked for the City from 1968-1978 and left as a Sgt.
My dad passed away in Jan and as I was looking thru picture, badge etc I thought of the many times he spoke of your dad. I googled his name and found this page.
God Bless,
Barry

Battalion Chief
Father worked for Baltimore PD

April 13, 2020

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