Charges In Stabbing Of Officer

Attack Leads To Counts Of Attempted Murder, Assault

November 07, 2009|By Liz F. Kay | Liz F. Kay,liz.kay@baltsun.com

Baltimore County police have charged an Overlea man in the stabbing of an off-duty Baltimore police officer early Thursday at a strip club in the Dundalk area.

The officer, identified Friday by county police as Eric Jansen, 42, shot another man in the upper body during the altercation at Christina's Female Revue in the 4500 block of North Point Blvd., police said. That man, whom authorities have not identified, was being treated at Maryland Shock Trauma Center, according to Bill Toohey, a county police spokesman.

Lucas James Baumeister, 23, of the 400 block of Marjeff Place was being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center on charges of attempted first-degree murder and assault. Police said he and the unidentified man who was hospitalized at Shock Trauma stabbed Jansen in the neck and lower back as the 15-year city department veteran left the strip club about 2 a.m. Jansen, who is part of a specialized gun unit in the Violent Crimes Impact Division, then shot one attacker with his department-issued handgun, said Anthony Guglielmi, a city police spokesman.

Jansen was treated and released Thursday from Shock Trauma. Police said investigators have not determined a motive for the attack.

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