FBI agents shoot, kill man in Owings Mills

(Sun photo by Justin Fenton )
April 11, 2014|By Justin Fenton and Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun

FBI agents fatally shot a man Friday afternoon in a busy commercial area of Owings Mills, the bureau and Baltimore County police confirmed.

The shooting happened around 4:45 p.m. in the 9700 block of Reisterstown Road on an access road to a shopping complex housing a Wal-Mart and Sam's Club, among other businesses.

No details about the circumstances surrounding the shooting were provided, and the man who died was not identified. The FBI said a shoot review team from headquarters was at the scene to conduct the investigation.

At the scene, a gray Infiniti SUV with New York license plates appeared to be the focal point of the investigation, with white sheets covering both the passenger and driver's side doors. The driver's side door was open, with parking cones holding down a sheet on the passenger side. A number of parking cones were also assembled in the street.

A group of people who identified themselves as the victim's family lingered around the scene, but declined to comment.

Baltimore County police Cpl. John Wachter said there was a county officer who was with the federal agents at the time, but he did not fire his weapon.

Tom Myers, a manager of a car dealership across the street, said he saw the SUV surrounded before the shooting.

"They had him pinned up against the curb and they had him surrounded. He backed his way through traffic," Myers said. He didn't hear the shots but said he saw smoke, which he presumed was from gunshots.

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