After swinging a bat at the worker of the squeegee, a man was fatally shot

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BALTIMORE — Baltimore’s police commissioner announced Thursday that a man who swung his baseball bat at someone cleaning windshields at intersections in exchange for cash was killed.

The 48-year old man was driving in an area near Baltimore’s Inner Harbor when he was confronted by so-called “squeegee” workers. This led to a heated exchange, Commissioner Michael Harrison said.

The man drove around the intersection and parked his vehicle. Harrison stated that he returned with a bat and a baseball bat.

“He hit one of the squeegee employees with his bat. One of those squeegee workers returned the gesture and pulled out a gun. “He struck this male victim with his bat,” said the commissioner. He also stated that the police weren’t sure if the man hit anybody else.

The man was declared dead in a hospital. The name of the man was not released.

The workers fled on foot from the area, Harrison stated. As of the late afternoon, no arrests were made.

A witness claimed that he witnessed a worker at squeegee shoot the man as he got out his car and took the bat. Cody Bro was in Baltimore to attend a convention and said that he witnessed the driver “arguing” with one of the Squeegee workers. These are the folks who squeeze your windows .”

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Squeegee workers are also called squeegee children and consist mostly of teenagers from low-income areas who clear drivers’ windshields at intersections for cash. They have been criticized by some drivers.

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