Crime, Police/Fire

Fatal police-involved shooting in Baltimore County under investigation

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UPDATE: The decedent has been identified as 29-year-old Sha-Kim Akil Webley of Windsor Mill.

Original story below…

BALTIMORE, MD—The Independent Investigations Division of the Maryland Office of the Attorney General is investigating a fatal officer-involved shooting that occurred in Baltimore County on Tuesday.

At just before 11:30 a.m. on January 9, 2024, officers with the Baltimore County Police Department responded to a 9-1-1 call for a report of a domestic disturbance involving a man armed with a gun at a location in the 400-block of Reisterstown Road in Pikesville. Once on scene, officers learned the man had left the building on foot. Officers began canvassing the area and located the suspect in the 500-block of Reisterstown Road inside a gas station store.

A review of preliminary evidence shows officers entered the business and located the man inside the store. The man was seen with a gun in his hands, which he pointed at officers. The officers retreated from the business, set up a perimeter, and declared a barricade. Shortly thereafter, the man exited the store. Officers fired their weapons, striking the man. Officers called for EMS and rendered emergency medical assistance on scene. A gun was located next to the man. The man was transported by EMS in critical condition and was later pronounced dead at a local hospital. No officers were injured, nor were any members of the public.

The IID will generally release the name of the decedent and discharging officers within 48 hours of the incident, though that period may be extended if there is a specific reason to believe that an officer’s safety is at risk.

Officers on scene were equipped with body-worn cameras, which recorded the incident. The IID will generally release body camera footage within 20 business days of an incident. There may be situations where more than 20 business days is necessary, including if investigators need more time to complete witness interviews, if there are technical delays caused by the need to shield the identities of civilian witnesses, or to allow family members to view the video before it is released to the public.

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