Howard County police shoot man in Elkridge

He refused to drop gun, police say

November 07, 2011|By Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun

Howard County police shot a man Monday near railroad tracks by an Elkridge industrial park after he refused to drop his handgun, police said.

Police spokeswoman Sherry Llewellyn identified the man Monday night as Jeffrey Dustin Nichols, 19, of the 6600 block of Grouse Road in Elkridge. He was taken to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where he was listed in critical condition, she said in an email.

Police said they were called about a man firing shots in the Hanover area around 3 p.m. Police followed him from the area near Loudon and Melrose avenues to an industrial park in the 7400 block of Hi Tech Road. He refused to drop his weapon, and police shot the suspect, police said.

Police did not release the number of officers involved. Officers remained past 7 p.m. to collect evidence on the scene, which was blocked off by crime scene tape.

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