Update (February 3, 2014): The name of the officer involved in this shooting is Schupple. His rank is Officer, and he has been with BCoPD for 15 years. Per BCoPD's agreement with the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #4, this is the only information that will be released about this officer.
Police are investigating a non-fatal police-involved shooting this morning involving a Cockeysville man who assaulted his 72-year-old stepfather, his 69-year-old mother and a Cockeysville police officer.
Police responded at 10:26 a.m. to the 300 block of Wellingborough Way for an unknown trouble call involving a subject who possibly was suffering from a mental and/or medical problem.
Police arrived to find an adult man in the second-floor apartment that he shares with his mother and stepfather; the man was physically assaulting his elderly stepfather who displayed physical injuries. When the Cockeysville officer attempted to intervene and subdue the man, the man physically attacked the officer. The officer retreated to the hallway and down the stairs and was followed by the man, who violently assaulted the officer again in the first-floor vestibule.
At this point, injured and fearing for his life, the officer fired several rounds from his service weapon, striking the suspect.
BCoFD medical crews provided treatment at the scene and transported the suspect to the R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center.
The officer, the stepfather and mother all were transported to a local hospital for treatment of injuries sustained in the fight with the suspect.
Preliminary investigation shows that this morning the two older people became involved in a dispute with the suspect over his care and living arrangements, and that the dispute escalated to the point where the suspect began physically assaulting them.
The suspect, whose name is not being released at this time, is not believed to have been armed.
The Homicide Unit investigates all police-involved shootings. Per BCoPD policy, the Cockeysville officer will be placed on routine administrative leave during the investigation. His last name and assignment will be released later this week, per BCoPD's agreement with the local police union.