Police Officer Lorenzo Arnest Gray

Police Officer Lorenzo Arnest Gray

Baltimore City Police Department, Maryland

End of Watch Wednesday, July 26, 1972

Lorenzo Arnest Gray

Officer Lorenzo Gray was shot and killed by a shotgun blast as he and his partner entered a hotel on the 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 4, 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.


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

Incident Details

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

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Thanks to all who are still commenting and remembering my father. This really warms my heart as I visit this site quite often to read new reflections. I was so truly blessed to have had a dad like mine. Even though I was only 5 years old when he died, I still remember it all as if it were yesterday. If anyone has anything that remembers or recall my dad's services in the Marine Corp or BCPD, please share. I would love to read or hear about it.

Audra Gray-Batson
Daughter of Lorenzo Gray

April 30, 2018

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