Police shoot, kill armed man in Overlea

UPDATE: The Baltimore County Police Department has released the police body-cam footage from this incident.

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Police LightsA man who threatened family members with a gun was shot by police in Overlea on Thursday night when he reached for a powerful scoped rifle.

The suspect has been identified as Kerry Lee Coomer, 59, of Greenwood Avenue.

Patrol officers were dispatched to the Greenwood Avenue residence at about 10:45 p.m. for a report of a suicidal subject with a gun. Coomer’s estranged wife, who lives nearby, told police he had been arguing with her throughout the day and was verbally and visibly suicidal; he said he wanted to die, and he pointed the gun – a .30-.30 scoped rifle – at himself.

Coomer threatened the estranged wife and another family member. At some point, he pointed the rifle at one of them, and that is when the estranged wife called police.

Coomer came onto the porch when patrol responded, and one officer began to talk to him in an effort to calm him and de-escalate the situation. A second officer provided cover. The first officer provided clear verbal commands for the suspect to put up his hands and come off the porch. The suspect refused.

As the first officer continued to verbally engage the suspect, he suddenly reached for the rifle and brought it up. The officer turned and ran for his life. The cover officer fired two shots. Both hit the suspect in the upper body.

Baltimore County Fire Department medic crews were called immediately. The suspect was declared dead at the scene.

The Homicide Unit’s investigation is ongoing. The Homicide Unit investigates all police involved shootings.

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

Body camera footage from the officer who communicated with the suspect and fled for his life is part of the investigation. The officer who fired the shots was not equipped with a body camera.

BCoPD’s body camera program began last July and is expected to be fully deployed by September 30, 2017.

Assault suspect, officer identified in Middle River police shooting

Baltimore County Police DepartmentThe Baltimore County Police Department has released new details about a police-involved shooting that took place over the weekend in Middle River

At about 7 p.m. on Saturday evening, the suspect went to a home in the 200 block of Wampler Road with a woman.

An investigation has revealed that the two were watching TV at the residence. The suspect went into the restroom and when he emerged, he was holding a hatchet. He attacked a man and a woman at the location with the hatchet and took the woman’s purse before fleeing the scene. The hatchet and the woman’s purse were located nearby. There was $150 in cash missing from the purse.

Both victims were treated at an area hospital and have since been released.

An officer later located the suspect in the basement of a home where he stayed in the 300 block of Grovethorn Road. The suspect was holding a large knife, which he had used to cut his own neck. The suspect fell and dropped the knife, but then lunged toward the knife and the officer. The officer then fired one shot at the suspect.

The suspect has been identified as 22-year-old Travis Jay Hunt.

Police have obtained an arrest warrant for Hunt on charges of attempted first-degree murder, first-degree assault, armed robbery, and related charges. Hunt is currently in critical but stable condition at Shock Trauma and has not been served with the arrest warrant yet.

The officer involved in the shooting has been identified as Officer Andujo who is assigned to the Essex Precinct. She has been with the Baltimore County Police Department for a year and a half.

Officer shoots assault suspect in Middle River

AmbulanceUPDATE: The officer and suspect have been identified.

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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.