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Ashanti Pinkney, 49
Baltimore, Maryland
July 16, 2019

Agencies: Baltimore Police Department Maryland

Last updated: 2 months ago

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Baltimore resident Ashanti Pinkney, shot police officer Shiflett before he was fatally wounded by police.

Authorities have said Pinkney was buzzed into the clinic, demanded methadone and opened fire.

Police spokesman Jeremy Silbert told the Baltimore Sun that investigators believe Pinkney, 49, shot lab technician David Caldwell, who later died at a hospital. Silbert said the unnamed clinic employee was “possibly injured during the gunfire by shrapnel or other debris.”

Caldwell, 52, of Baltimore, was employed by clinical lab testing giant LabCorp. The company said Tuesday that Caldwell worked at the Man Alive Treatment Center as a patient services technician specialist, helping facilitate patients’ tests.

“David had been with LabCorp for five years. We will provide the authorities whatever assistance they need in their investigation,” the company said in a statement.

The drug that Pinkney was seeking helps control opioid cravings and withdrawal symptoms. It can be given only at government-regulated clinics.

Court records in Maryland show Pinkney was previously convicted on drug and theft charges.

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