BALTIMORE – A Baltimore police officer who authorities say shot a burglary suspect at close range after he'd been subdued is being charged with attempted first- and second-degree murder.
State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby announced the charges Wednesday against Officer Wesley Cagle. According to a statement of probable cause, Cagle shot Michael Johansen in December after Johansen had been shot by other officers.
In addition to the attempted-murder charges, Cagle faces charges of first- and second-degree assault and use of a handgun in a crime of violence.
The charges come three months after six officers were indicted in connection to the death of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old black man who died a week after suffering a critical spinal injury in the back of a police transport van.
The police department is under federal investigation.