Crime, Police/Fire

Baltimore County Police Officer injured in Wednesday shooting still hospitalized

UPDATE: The Baltimore County Police Officer who was injured in this incident is expected to be released from the hospital on Tuesday.

Original story below…


TOWSON, MD—The Baltimore County Police Department said on Friday that the officer who was injured in Wednesday’s shooting in northeast Baltimore remains hospitalized.

The officer involved and wounded in the shooting on Radecke Avenue has been identified as Officer First Class Swinney, a 31-year veteran of the department, permanently assigned to the U.S. Marshal’s Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force (CARFTF).

Officer Swinney has had no previous officer-involved shootings. He remains hospitalized and in serious condition.

At around noon on Wednesday, members of a joint task force attempted to serve a felony arrest warrant in the 5900-block of Radecke Avenue.

Officers confronted the suspect and shots were fired. Two members of the task force were shot. The suspect was also shot and pronounced dead at the scene.

The two members of the task force include a Baltimore Police officer and Officer Swinney. Both officers were taken to R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma.

Authorities are continuing to investigate this incident.

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