Baltimore County Police shoot person in Dundalk after vehicle rams into police cruiser, department says – Baltimore Sun
Baltimore County Police say officers fatally shot a person in Dundalk on Thursday afternoon after a vehicle rammed a service car.
Detectives were in the area of Maryland and Avon avenues attempting to arrest two people in connection with a 2021 homicide, police spokeswoman Joy Stewart said Thursday, when a Nissan Infiniti at the scene “has started ramming into one of our officer’s vehicles.”
At least one officer fired into the car, hitting one person. The individual was taken to hospital and his condition is unknown, police said. He was not identified by the police.
Stewart said Friday that four detectives had discharged their weapons and each was on administrative leave pending an investigation. None have been identified.
The four detectives were part of the department’s criminal arrest support team and were not issued body-worn cameras, Stewart said.
No officers were injured.
Stewart said the person shot was not one of two suspects police were looking to arrest. One of these suspects was later arrested. Police did not say whether the person shot by police was armed.
The shooting happened at the end of a street in a neighborhood tucked away behind Broening Highway.
Crime scene tape cordoned off two houses with several cars parked in front, including a white Porsche and two sedans damaged in an apparent collision.
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Stewart said the two houses were linked to the arrests but declined to provide further information.
Up front, the bumper of a black sedan was on the ground, its windshield cracked. A police barricade shield sat on the car as police investigators inspected the scene.
Jeanette Bordeaux, a neighbor, said her son was playing outside around 1 p.m. when she heard five to six gunshots.
She rushed outside and saw a man on the ground, and said the police cars converged quickly. The man was then taken to an ambulance.
Bordeaux described the area as quiet and the two low-rise buildings near the scene of the shooting as an apartment complex.