A hero cop has attempted to save a one-month-old baby who died while her mom was protesting against a police shooting.
Baltimore Major Richard Gibson was on patrol near where a protest was being held about 3pm on Saturday in the wake of the shooting of an man armed with two knives on Friday.
During the protest, which was attended by about 30 people, a group of people told Major Gibson a one-month-old girl had stopped breathing and was bleeding from the nose.
Baltimore Major Richard Gibson (pictured) desperately attempted to save a one-month-old baby who died during a protest against a police shooting
Gibson then rushed into the pizza shop and performed CPR on the youngster in a desperate attempt to bring her back to life.
The mother, who was one of the protesters, had taken her young daughter inside to feed her, police said in a statement.
A Facebook Live video shows paramedics rushing the baby out of the restaurant, and the distraught officer in the moments immediately after.
Gibson appeared to be holding back tears, and had blood on his mouth.
A woman was seen coming out of the pizza shop crying (left), seconds after a paramedic (right) rushed out carrying the baby
Major Gibson struggled to hold back tears as he paced the sidewalk after trying to save the young girl’s life on Saturday
Duane Davis, who has become a public figure for his criticism of Baltimore Police in recent years, thanked the cop is his Facebook video.
‘He did serve the community today, so I can’t beat him up on that one,’ he said in the video.
‘The police did do something positive in the community today… today they served and protected the community.’
Baltimore youth commissioner Shawn Batson also commented about the incident on social media after witnessing it.
‘This is hurting me to the core! I all can remember is the lady running to me screaming I need your help the baby is dead! Thank you Major Gibson for coming to aid to help this family,’ Batson wrote on Facebook.
Paramedics and police officers are seen loading the baby into the back of an ambulance in Baltimore on Saturday afternoon
Baltimore Police released a statement on Facebook on Saturday after the young girl’s sad death