3 officers involved in shooting of woman in Essex are identified

May 08, 2004|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

Baltimore County police identified yesterday the three officers who shot a 41-year-old woman in an Essex apartment Thursday after, according to the officers, she pointed a handgun at them during a drug raid.

Glen Wagner, who has been with the department for 10 years, Brad Bakhsh, an eight-year veteran, and Jeffrey Sewell, a 20-year veteran, have been placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of an investigation, said Officer Shawn Vinson, a police spokesman.

Vinson said the three officers fired several times at the woman, and one shot hit her in the shoulder. The woman, whom police have not identified because she has not been charged, was listed in fair condition at Maryland Shock Trauma Center.

Investigators have not found any evidence that the woman fired the handgun at the officers, but Vinson said the gun was loaded and that she pointed the weapon at the officers as they entered the bedroom she was in.

Sharon Whitlock, 49, who lived in the apartment in the 300 block of Magnolia Terrace, was charged with possession of cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia and maintaining a disorderly house, and is being held at the Baltimore County Detention Center in lieu of $150,000 bail, Vinson said.

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