Man in critical condition after fight at Ravens game
A Jessup man was taken to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center with a serious head injury Sunday night after an altercation at M&T Bank Stadium with two Oakland Raiders fans, who were arrested, Baltimore police said. Police spokesman Donny Moses said he couldn’t confirm how the altercation started, but said he was at the stadium Sunday afternoon when he heard police summoned about a fight on a ramp between the third and fourth levels, and calls made for an ambulance. Moses did not identify the men who were arrested, or what charges they face. He did say they were from New York. Susan Bauer identified the injured man as her brother, Joseph Bauer, 55. She said he was attending the game with his wife and another couple when he got into a verbal argument with a group of Raiders fans near a concession stand toward the end of the game. Susan Bauer said her brother’s head hit the concrete after he was struck, knocking him unconscious and causing a serious head injury. She said he was in critical condition with a subdural hematoma, which causes blood to pool on the brain. Bauer said doctors had told the family he had a 30 percent chance of survival. “My brother is in critical condition on life support over a football game,” said Susan Bauer, who also lives in Jessup. “We’re in shock over this.” Bauer said her brother is a former Marine who works for Schuster Concrete. She said the family was told two suspects were being detained, but police didn’t identify them. Bauer criticized police for not sharing more information about the case. “I’m really upset with the lack of response overall,” she said. Moses said police had released as much information to the family as they were able to at the time. From left, Henry Burger, 6, of Canton, with his brother Calvin, 4, and Parker Sweeney, 4, of Frederick, paint pumpkins at the annual Fell’s Point Festival, which benefits the Preservation Society of Fell’s Point. Also Sunday, a 27-year-old man is recovering after being shot to the neck in northeast Baltimore, police said. Police responded at 1:15 a.m. Sunday to the 2900 block of Echodale Ave. in Hamilton Hills, where they found the man. He was transported to an area hospital and is expected to survive, police said. Police said a suspect “drove up and made a statement about money before shooting the victim” while he was standing in the neighborhood, police said. Police are investigating and anyone with information may contact detectives at 410-396-2221 or the Metro Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at 1-866-7LOCKUP.