A man is in critical condition after being shot by a Baltimore County officer on Hurley Avenue in Baltimore Wednesday, county police said. The officer involved is on routine administrative leave while the shooting is under investigation.
According to police, “at least one” officer discharged his weapon when the man exited his vehicle and point what appeared to be a gun at the officers. Police did not say whether the man actually had a weapon.
The incident began at about 3 p.m. Wednesday in the 1400 block of Adamsville Road in the county’s Woodlawn precinct, police said.
A man who lived in that neighborhood called police about a “disturbance involving a firearm,” police said in their press release. When officers arrived, the victim told them that another man had pointed a weapon at him while he was blocking the victim’s driveway with his car, police said. Police said the victim told officers that the suspect fled in a GMC Envoy.
County officers were later able the locate the vehicle on Hurley Avenue, police said. The suspect was transported to a local hospital after he was shot by police, police said.
Baltimore City detectives are overseeing the criminal investigation into the officer-involved shooting while the county’s Internal Affairs Unit is overseeing the administrative investigation. The reported disturbance involving a firearm is being investigated by the county.