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Date: Feb 2020

In accordance with the Maryland Public Information Act and in conjunction with our Body Worn Camera Release Policy, today we are releasing footage of the I-83 police officer-involved shooting from November 26, 2019.

In a statement, Chief Hyatt said:

The men and women in our police department encounter uncertain situations and make split-second decisions every day. Releasing video of someone losing his life is never taken lightly. The release of today’s video is in alignment with our recently announced BWC Release Policy and the Maryland Public Information Act. The internal investigation into this incident is ongoing.

The body-worn camera video and corresponding 9-1-1 call and radio transmissions can be viewed on our YouTube page here.

Additional details about this case are available on the Department's News Blog

The driver of a vehicle involved in a crash on Peninsula Expressway on February 9 has died.

The man, identified as Scout Nelson Custer (24) of the 300 block of Dye Plant Road in Martinsville, Virginia, died of his injuries this morning at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center after suffering critical injuries during the crash.

The investigation revealed that Custer was driving a Chevrolet Corvette southbound on Peninsula Expressway south of the Bear Creak drawbridge when he stopped on the shoulder, then attempted to make a u-turn and was struck on the driver side by a Chevrolet Tahoe, also traveling south on Peninsula Expressway.

A passenger in the corvette suffered non-life-threatening injuries. No occupants of the Tahoe were injured.

The Baltimore County Police Crash Investigation Team will continue the investigation into this crash.

UPDATE (February 24, 2020 2:10 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police have identified the man found deceased in a waterway at the Back River Waste Water Treatment Plant Friday morning as Edward William Deaver (31) with no fixed address.

Detectives are awaiting autopsy results by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner to determine cause and manner of death but do not believe foul play is involved.

Original Release (February 21, 2020 10:58 a.m.):

Police are investigating after a body is found in the water in Dundalk Precinct.

Officers were called to the 8200 block of Eastern Avenue, 21224 at 8:24 a.m. when the body of a man was discovered in the water near the Back River Waste Water Treatment Plant. He was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Detectives are on the scene investigating the circumstances of the man's death. The body is being transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for autopsy to determine cause and manner of death.

Revised June 27, 2017