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By Justin Fenton and Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | February 12, 2013
A University of Maryland campus police officer was critically wounded Tuesday after being shot in the head by an instructor during a training exercise with Baltimore police, an incident that prompted the city's police commissioner to suspend all training pending a safety evaluation. The officer was hit around 2:30 p.m. at the Rosewood Center, a closed state psychiatric hospital in Owings Mills. State police said it was reported as an accident but officials released few details - including why live rounds were being used in a training environment - citing an ongoing investigation.
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By Lori K. Brown | July 1, 2014
A Shar-Pei dog named Nala was set loose in a backyard with an inadvertently open gate in Canton last month. Shortly afterward, a well-meaning woman was bitten superficially by Nala as she tried to catch the dog. The woman then called the police, who sent officers to respond to the call. Veteran Officers Jeffrey Bolger and Thomas Schmidt gained control of the dog with a piece of equipment called a catch pole. A dog restrained with a catch pole can then be transported safely. But that's not what the two officers did, according to police.
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By Luke Broadwater and The Baltimore Sun | December 9, 2012
An off-duty Baltimore County police officer was shot in Overlea early this morning as he attempted to disperse a large group of people blocking traffic on a residential street, police said. Police said the incident began as the officer was driving near Dale Avenue and Danville Road around 3:20 a.m. There, the officer encountered a large group of people blocking the street, according to police. "He stopped his vehicle and asked them to move so he could pass," police said.  A man emerged from the crowd with a gun and fired several shots into the officer's car, striking him twice, officers said.
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By Justin George, The Baltimore Sun | June 19, 2014
A Baltimore police officer slit the throat of a dog officers had under control and now faces felony animal cruelty charges, the department said Wednesday. Police Deputy Commissioner Dean Palmere called the killing "outrageous and unacceptable" and said internal affairs is investigating the incident, which took place Saturday morning in Brewers Hill. Baltimore City Councilman Robert W. Curran, council liaison to the Mayor's Anti-Animal Abuse Advisory Commission, said there was no reason to have killed the dog if it was restrained with a dog-control pole, as police say it was. "It's pretty astounding that our public safety officers would ever have done this," Curran said.
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By Michael Gold and The Baltimore Sun | February 13, 2013
WEATHER: Cloudy, mid-40s, with rain or wintry mix late . TRAFFIC: Check our traffic updates for this morning's issues. TOP NEWS College Park shooter in murder-suicide identified as Morgan graduate : Police said they are investigating whether Dayvon Maurice Green, a 23-year-old graduate student...
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By Justin George, The Baltimore Sun | June 19, 2014
A Baltimore police officer slit the throat of a dog officers had under control and now faces felony animal cruelty charges, the department said Wednesday. Police Deputy Commissioner Dean Palmere called the killing "outrageous and unacceptable" and said internal affairs is investigating the incident, which took place Saturday morning in Brewers Hill. Baltimore City Councilman Robert W. Curran, council liaison to the Mayor's Anti-Animal Abuse Advisory Commission, said there was no reason to have killed the dog if it was restrained with a dog-control pole, as police say it was. "It's pretty astounding that our public safety officers would ever have done this," Curran said.
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By Lori K. Brown | July 1, 2014
A Shar-Pei dog named Nala was set loose in a backyard with an inadvertently open gate in Canton last month. Shortly afterward, a well-meaning woman was bitten superficially by Nala as she tried to catch the dog. The woman then called the police, who sent officers to respond to the call. Veteran Officers Jeffrey Bolger and Thomas Schmidt gained control of the dog with a piece of equipment called a catch pole. A dog restrained with a catch pole can then be transported safely. But that's not what the two officers did, according to police.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | July 13, 2012
A Baltimore County police officer shot and killed the sword-wielding uncle of an attempted-murder suspect Thursday, authorities said, in a bizarre end to a case that began when a teen was found in a Howard County field last month with a gunshot wound to the head. Police said the man, Ronald Melvin Cox, 48, swung a large sword at tactical officers as they entered an upstairs bedroom in his home in the 400 block of Highmeadow Road in Reisterstown. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
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By Peter Hermann | April 2, 2012
Baltimore police are investigating three shootings from Sunday, including a fatal in East Baltimore.  In that shooting, 29-year-old Marcus Williams was found at about 7:30 p.m. sitting in a Dodge Charger that had crashed into a Ford Expedition in the 1000 block of E. 22nd St. Williams, of the 1300 block of Cedarcroft Rd in Northeast Baltimore, was suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to the head and torso, and was taken to Johns Hopkins Hospital...
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By Annie Linskey | April 26, 2008
A man whose leg was broken during a fight in which a uniformed police officer shot and killed an off-duty officer was released without charges yesterday, authorities said. The man was initially charged with disobeying police, according to a source familiar with the investigation who was not authorized to talk about the charges. The state's attorney's office declined to prosecute, said Margaret Burns, a spokeswoman for city State's Attorney Patricia C. Jessamy. The man's name has not been made public.
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By Justin George, The Baltimore Sun | March 6, 2014
A police officer fired a shot at a stolen vehicle driven by a teen on Thursday after the officer believed his partner was in danger, Baltimore police said. No one was injured in the shooting, which took place at about 9 a.m. on the Northern Parkway between Falls Road and Interstate 83. Police charged the 15-year-old driver with motor vehicle theft and traffic charges. Police are not releasing the identities of the officers involved or the teen. Baltimore police officers were following a bronze Toyota van traveling westbound on the Northern Parkway they believed to be stolen.
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By Michael Gold and The Baltimore Sun | February 13, 2013
WEATHER: Cloudy, mid-40s, with rain or wintry mix late . TRAFFIC: Check our traffic updates for this morning's issues. TOP NEWS College Park shooter in murder-suicide identified as Morgan graduate : Police said they are investigating whether Dayvon Maurice Green, a 23-year-old graduate student...
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By Justin Fenton and Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | February 12, 2013
A University of Maryland campus police officer was critically wounded Tuesday after being shot in the head by an instructor during a training exercise with Baltimore police, an incident that prompted the city's police commissioner to suspend all training pending a safety evaluation. The officer was hit around 2:30 p.m. at the Rosewood Center, a closed state psychiatric hospital in Owings Mills. State police said it was reported as an accident but officials released few details - including why live rounds were being used in a training environment - citing an ongoing investigation.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | January 28, 2013
A Baltimore police officer shot a man in West Baltimore on Monday evening and the man is in serious condition at an area hospital, police said. About 6:30 p.m., police spotted a man coming out of a home near the intersection of Edmondson Avenue and Hilton Street who appeared to be concealing a gun, police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said. The man jumped into a sedan and started driving his car in the direction of police when an officer shot him, Guglielmi said. The man continued to drive until he stopped or crashed a few blocks later, in the 800 block of North Longwood Street, near Leakin Park.
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By Luke Broadwater and The Baltimore Sun | December 9, 2012
An off-duty Baltimore County police officer was shot in Overlea early this morning as he attempted to disperse a large group of people blocking traffic on a residential street, police said. Police said the incident began as the officer was driving near Dale Avenue and Danville Road around 3:20 a.m. There, the officer encountered a large group of people blocking the street, according to police. "He stopped his vehicle and asked them to move so he could pass," police said.  A man emerged from the crowd with a gun and fired several shots into the officer's car, striking him twice, officers said.
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By Yvonne Wenger and Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | July 14, 2012
A Baltimore police officer shot and killed a 20-year-old man just before dawn Saturday after chasing him from a 7-Eleven to a nearby block in the Langston Hughes neighborhood near Pimlico Race Course . Police received an anonymous call shortly before 6 a.m. about an armed man at the 7-Eleven near West Belvedere Avenue and Reisterstown Road, Sgt. Anthony Smith said. When officers arrived, the suspect ran away and was chased to the 5100 block of Arbutus Ave. The suspect was armed with a semiautomatic pistol.
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By Jonathan Bor | January 20, 2007
A Montgomery County police officer shot and killed a teenage suspect at a park-and-ride lot in Burtonsville yesterday after the youth allegedly approached another officer and shot him in the shoulder and head. The injured officer, Detective D.H. Oaks, was flown to an area hospital, where he was listed in fair condition late yesterday, said police spokeswoman Lucille Baur. The two officers were conducting an undercover narcotics operation when a teenage boy approached one of them and opened fire, according to Baur.
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By Andrea F. Siegel | January 13, 2010
An Anne Arundel County police officer shot at a car Tuesday as it sped into him, but police said they do not know whether the bullet wounded anyone. Lt. James Fredericks said police were called to the 2000 block of Tea Island Court in Odenton about 4 a.m. for reports of two men going through vehicles. The officer fired at a KIA Sportage before it knocked him down, Fredericks said. Two people fled from the sport utility vehicle when it stopped nearby, and one was captured by other officers.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | July 13, 2012
A Baltimore County police officer shot and killed the sword-wielding uncle of an attempted-murder suspect Thursday, authorities said, in a bizarre end to a case that began when a teen was found in a Howard County field last month with a gunshot wound to the head. Police said the man, Ronald Melvin Cox, 48, swung a large sword at tactical officers as they entered an upstairs bedroom in his home in the 400 block of Highmeadow Road in Reisterstown. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
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By Luke Broadwater, The Baltimore Sun | July 3, 2012
A Baltimore police officer shot and killed a man in Northwest Baltimore early Sunday after witnessing a domestic assault, police said. Police officers identified the man Sunday night as Michael Wudtee, 38, of the 8600 block of Greens Lane. Between midnight and 1 a.m., officers were patrolling the area of the 4600 block of Liberty Heights Ave. in the Howard Park neighborhood. There, officers witnessed a domestic assault taking place in the parking lot of a gas station, police said.
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