Police Use Tasers, Pepper Spray, Then Shoot Armed Man

After attempting to strike officers with his vehicle, two officers discharged their firearms, striking the man at least once, officials said.

(Patch file photo)
(Patch file photo)
Baltimore police shot a man in a confrontation that involved the suspect wielding a knife and attempting to run over police with his car, according to a police report.

Baltimore County Police responded Sunday at 6 a.m. to the 3700 block of Old Milford Mill Road, where they were told a man had attempted to attack a woman in the area. The suspect, armed with a knife, was combative with police and refused to comply with their commands, according to the report.

Officers used Tasers, pepper spray and batons to take the suspect into custody, but he evaded police and entered a vehicle. Police said the man then attempted to strike the officers with the vehicle. 

At this point, two officers discharged their firearms, striking the man at least once. A brief pursuit followed, after which the suspect was taken into custody.

Three officers assisted EMTs to take the man to an area hospital for treatment because he was still being combative, police said. Several officers suffered minor injuries that did not require medical treatment. 

The female victim was not injured, police said.

The suspect has not yet been identified by police and charges were not known.


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