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Date: May 24, 2018

Gertdell Granter (71) of the 600 block of Wildwood Parkway, 21229 was pronounced deceased at the scene of a crash on Baltimore National Pike on Thursday, May 24.

Ms. Granter was traveling westbound on Baltimore National Pike near Saint Agnes Lane around 1:22 p.m. when she attempted to make a left turn into Catonsville Shopping Center in the 5400 block of Baltimore National Pike. As she was crossing the eastbound traffic lanes her 2005 Honda Civic was struck by a 2017 Infiniti Q60s traveling eastbound. Two passengers from the Infiniti were also transported to a local hospital with minor injuries.

The Baltimore County Crash Investigation Team continues their investigation into this crash.

UPDATE (May 31, 2018 1:25 p.m.):

The officer involved in the Dundalk fire incident during which his firearm discharged is identified as Officer First Class Reed of the Dundalk Precinct. He is a 2 1/2 year veteran of the Department with no prior police shooting involvements.

The Department continues to investigate the circumstances surrounding the discharge of the weapon.

Original Release (May 24, 2018 4:10 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police and Fire units responded to a fire in the 300 block of Pine Street in Dundalk, 21222 yesterday morning which resulted in a police-involved shooting.

A woman in the home called 9-1-1 at approximately 8:22 a.m. reporting a fire in an upper floor room where her adult son was located, and indicated that he was refusing to come out of the house. Two officers were first on the scene and took the woman to safety while they entered the home to help the man. Engine 7 from Essex was the first fire unit to arrive on the scene, finding smoke showing from the roof. They called a working 1-alarm fire at 8:28 a.m., then heard a gunshot inside the home approximately a minute later. An injured was seen fleeing the home, running almost two blocks before being stopped by police and medics in the area of Pine Street and Sollers Point Road, where he was treated and transported to a local hospital for further treatment and evaluation.

The officers first encountered the man on the stairway to the second floor where the fire was reported. While attempting to force the man to leave the home, one of the officer's firearms discharged, striking the man in the arm. He fled the home and down the street where he encountered additional officers who apprehended and restrained the man so he could be treated by medics.

The cause of the fire and the shooting remain under investigation. The officers were wearing body-worn cameras which will be reviewed as part of the investigation. One of the officers was transported to an area hospital for treatment while the other was treated by responding medics and released.

The funeral service for Officer Caprio will be held on May 25, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at the Mountain Christian Church (1824 Mountain Road, Joppa, Maryland 21085).

The funeral procession is expected to begin at 11:30 a.m. Please expect significant road closures during the time of the procession. The burial will be held at Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens (200 E. Padonia Road, Lutherville-Timonium, Maryland 21093).

The route will be as follows:

  • East onto Mountain Road to I-95 South
  • South on I-95 to I-695 West
  • West on I-695 to I-83 North
  • North on I-83 to Exit 17- Padonia Road
  • East onto Padonia Road to the entrance of Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens

The Baltimore County Police Department would like to thank our federal, state, and local partners for their assistance and support during this time and also our community for your patience during the ceremony and procession.

Revised June 27, 2017