Police: Man shot at police while driving with 3-year-old

BALTIMORE — Baltimore police say a man shot at them multiple times while fleeing in a minivan that had a toddler as a passenger.

Citing a police release, news outlets report officers alerted to gunfire Monday night followed a gold minivan speeding away from the scene, and were shot at by someone inside. Officers saw a man jump out, but continued to follow it and again took on gunfire.

The minivan eventually crashed, and police say 32-year-old Butch Brandford emerged from the driver's side with a 3-year-old girl.

He was arrested and a handgun was recovered. The girl was taken to a hospital for a precautionary evaluation.

No officers were injured.

Brandford is charged with assault and handgun violations. It's unclear whether he has a lawyer to comment on his behalf.