A county police officer shot and wounded a Glen Burnie man who brandished two knives and reportedly lunged at officers Sunday after he allegedly stabbed his girlfriend several times in a domestic dispute.
Donald Coulbourn, 39, of the 100 block of Wilson Blvd. was in critical but stable condition at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center yesterday after undergoing an operation for a gunshot wound to his right hip.
He was charged with three counts of first-degree assault, two counts of second-degree assault, two counts of carrying a deadly weapon with the intent to injure and one count of carrying a concealed deadly weapon.
Dawn Lynn Klekotka, 36, of the same address, was treated at North Arundel Hospital for stab wounds to the arms and hands and released.
The officer who shot Coulbourn, nine-year veteran Samuel J. Sweet, has been placed on routine administrative duty pending a review of the shooting.
County police said they received a call about a disturbance at the Wilson Boulevard home just after 10 p.m. When officers arrived, they saw a woman covered with blood running out of the door, police said.
Inside the door was a man holding a knife in each hand, police said. The officers drew their guns and ordered the man several times to drop the knives, but he refused, police said. The man lunged at the officers and the woman, and Sweet fired once, wounding the man, police said.
The officers took the knives from the man, searched him and found another one, police said. Paramedics treated Coulbourn and Klekotka and transferred them to hospitals.
Pub Date: 2/10/98