Who shot Chris Clanton? 'The Wire' actor injured in Baltimore gunman attack, rushed to hospital
'The Wire' actor Chris Clanton was reportedly shot in Baltimore on Thursday (April 29). According to reports, police is investigating the shooting of the 35-year-old, who sustained a gunshot wound to his ear. Following the shooting, medics were called in and Clanton was rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment.
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TMZ reported that the cause of the shooting hasn't been determined yet, and the police are still investigating to determine if Clanton was the target of the shooting. Thankfully, the former actor has been discharged from hospital. The details of the shooter are still unknown. The police are requesting anyone with information related to the shooting to reach out to Northeast District Shooting detectives or Baltimore's Metro Crime Stoppers tip line.
This isn't Clanton's first brush with authorities. Back in 2019, Clanton was arrested for violating a protective order. While he was being taken to a hospital for a checkup, the actor escaped and went on the run. Later Clanton took to his Facebook to share his side of the story. He wrote, "Hilarious how EVERYBODY got something to say AND NOBODY is asking about my safety... Well this is what happened... I caught the officer sniffng a line cocaine from his backhand. When I said something about it he pulled a small handgun from his bag and sad "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.. 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?????? BALTIMORE CITY REFUSES TO GIVE A STABLE MAN HIS SON AND WOULD RATHER HIM LOOK UP THE STATE!!!!! I AM TURNING MYSELF IN."
Clanton played Savino Bratton in the first and fifth seasons of 'The Wire', appearing in 9 episodes throughout the series run. He was also the lead of 2009 independent film 'Tom', and appeared in 'The Human Centipede 3.'