UPDATE (February 24, 2016 10 a.m.):
The Baltimore County Police Department has identified the suspect shot by an officer on Old Eastern Avenue 21220 on February 18 as 37-year-old George Greenwood Willinger III of the Unit Block of Volz Avenue 21220.
Willinger has been charged with possession of CDS with intent to distribute, a handgun violation, and other charges. He is going to be held without bail on those charges, but he remains hospitalized in stable condition.
Among the items that police recovered from Willinger’s person were baggies containing a white rock substance, yellow and orange pills, and an “owe sheet”.
This incident remains under investigation.
Booking Photograph of George Greenwood Willinger III
UPDATE (February 22, 2016 11:02):
Baltimore County Police have released surveillance video of the police involved shooting on Old Eastern Avenue on February 18.
The suspect shot by police remains in the hospital and has not been officially charged yet.
This incident remains under investigation and will be reviewed by the Baltimore County State's Attorney's Office.
The video is available on our YouTube page: http://ow.ly/YBXGn
UPDATE (February 20, 2016 8:50 p.m.):
The Baltimore County Police Officer involved in this shooting has been identified as Officer Olszewski, a seven year veteran of the department assigned to the Essex precinct. He has not been involved in any previous shootings.
Officer Olszewski will remain on administrative status while the incident is reviewed.
UPDATE (February 19, 2016 1:39 p.m.):
The Baltimore County Police Department has released further information on the police involved shooting on Old Eastern Avenue yesterday.
Timothy Eric Dudeck, 29, of the unit block of Schooner Bay Court 21221 is charged with possession of CDS with intent to distribute, firearms violations, and other related charges. He was released on $100,000 bail. Dudeck was the driver of the suspect vehicle, a 2006 Nissan Altima. When Dudeck was searched, officers found suspected Oxycodone pills, suspected cocaine, and more than $1,800 in cash on his person. When detectives executed a search warrant for the suspect vehicle, they found a handgun, a scale, and more than $400 in cash.
The man shot by an officer after he placed his hands in his waistband area and made a sudden turn towards the officer remains hospitalized. He is expected to survive. The number of times he was hit by gunfire and where he was shot is not being released at this time.
The man faces charges in connection with this incident but has not yet been officially charged.
Detectives are still investigating the handgun found in the suspect vehicle. Additional information about the gun is not available at this time.
Detectives retrieved surveillance video from a local business. That video will be released to the public via social media on Monday, 02/22/2016 at 10 a.m.
Booking Photograph for Timothy Eric Dudeck
UPDATE (February 18, 2016 4:15 p.m.):
Police investigators executed a search warrant on the suspect vehicle earlier today and found a loaded handgun in the car.
This case remains under investigation by the Homicide Unit and will be reviewed by the Baltimore County State's Attorney.
Investigators have obtained surveillance video of the incident from a nearby business. Video of police-involved incidents will not be released without the consent of the State's Attorney following his review. The State's Attorney has not yet reviewed this video.
Original release (February 18, 2016 7:20 a.m.):
Baltimore County Police are investigating a police involved shooting in the Essex precinct area.
At approximately 2 a.m. this morning, an officer on patrol stopped a vehicle suspected to be involved in narcotics activity at Old Eastern Avenue and Harrison Avenue 21220. A male passenger exited the vehicle and began to walk towards Eastern Boulevard, but stopped. The vehicle turned onto Harrison Avenue and pulled into a position parallel to the officer’s car.
During an interaction with the officer, the man who had been the passenger in the vehicle suddenly placed his hand into his waistband area and turned toward the officer. This caused the officer to fear that the suspect was armed with a weapon and that his life was in imminent danger. The officer fired his weapon, striking the man at least once.
The man was taken to an area hospital for treatment. His current condition is unknown.
No officers were injured during this incident. The officer involved in the shooting will be placed on administrative status while the incident is reviewed.
The driver of the vehicle was taken into custody and the vehicle was towed from the scene.
Suspected narcotics were recovered at the scene. A weapon was not recovered.
This incident is under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit. After the investigation is complete it will be reviewed by the Baltimore County State’s Attorney’s Office.