Crime, Police/Fire

Officer shoots assault suspect in Middle River

AmbulanceUPDATE: The officer and suspect have been identified.

Original story below…


Police are investigating after an officer shot and injured an assault suspect in Middle River on Saturday night. 

The Baltimore County Police Department reports that the armed suspect had been responsible for an assault on Wampler Road earlier Saturday evening.

While investigating that assault, authorities located the suspect inside a residence along Grovethorn Road.

Officials say that the as-yet unidentified officer discharged their weapon & struck the susnext once. 

The suspect reportedly had self-inflicted lacerations on his neck and was armed with a knife. He was flown to Shock Trauma for treatment. 

The officer involved in the shooting will be placed on administrative status while the incident is under investigation.

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