The Wire actor Chris Clanton SHOT in the ear in Baltimore… but has now been discharged from hospital
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The Wire actor Chris Clanton was shot in the ear in Baltimore in an incident that is still being investigated.
Chris, 35, was hospitalized as a result of his injuries but has now been discharged, TMZ reported this Friday.
A Baltimore Police Department spokesperson revealed that the incident occurred at approximately 7pm this Thursday.
Scary: The Wire actor Chris Clanton was shot in the ear in Baltimore in an incident that remains under investigation
The city’s Metro Crime Stoppers tip line and detectives from the Northeast District Shooting are open to hearing from those with intel about the crime.
Chris had a recurring role on HBO crime drama The Wire which ran from 2002 until 2008 and was set in Baltimore.
He portrayed Savino Bratton – an enforcer for a drug trafficking gang – on nine episodes during the first and fifth seasons.
HIs acting jobs since then include the crime drama King Of Baltimore and an uncredited role in the horror comedy The Human Centipede III (Final Sequence).
In 2008 Chris was stabbed in the buttocks and chest at a party in Maryland and had to be hospitalized at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.
Then in late 2019 he was arrested for allegedly violating a protective order, only to escape police custody after being taken to a hospital for a preexisting condition.
Chris claimed in a Facebook post that he fled the hospital after he caught sight of a policeman snorting cocaine.
‘When I said something about it he pulled a small handgun from his bag and said “I would hate to say you had this and fill you with my Mag. I walked to the door looking for another officer. He was the only one. During one of his episodes. I was alone and basically walked out of the front door,’ he alleged.
‘I WILL NOT BECOME JUST ANOTHER NUMBER ON POLICE DART BOARDS….DO YOU REALLY THINK I WILL RUN BECAUSE OF A VIOLATION TO A PROTECTIVE ORDER?’
He thundered: ‘BALTIMORE CITY REFUSES TO GIVE A STABLE MAN HIS SON AND WOULD RATHER HIM LOOK UP THE STATE!!!!!’
Chris declared in the same Facebook post: ‘I AM TURNING MYSELF IN,’ and the police arrested him a second time at his Baltimore home.
His lawyer claimed on that Chris ‘sought police assistance’ to ‘retrieve his son’ from his maternal grandparents and alleged the ‘son’s mother was arrested two weeks ago on September 4, 2019, for committing felony domestic violence crimes against Clanton and is being held in Baltimore City (BaCi) custody on “no bail” status.’
Chris’ attorney also claimed that while he was in the hospital he was never ‘advised that he was under arrest or had any pending charges or warrants against him.’
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