A woman is in serious condition after a Baltimore County police officer shot her when she would not drop a gun early Saturday morning in Pikesville, police said.
Just before 2 a.m. Saturday, police responded to a house in the 3100 block of Northbrook Road for a report of a suspicious person. When they arrived, an officer saw a woman standing in front of the house. When he approached her, she threw a large rock at the house, breaking a window, the release said.
The woman then pulled out a handgun and did not drop the weapon after the officer ordered her to do so several times, the release said. As the situation escalated, the officer shot the woman several times in the upper body, the release said.
The woman was taken to a local hospital and is in serious condition, the release said. Her name is not being released by police because family notification is pending and because the investigation is ongoing. The officer’s information will not be released Saturday in accordance with a police union agreement, the release said.