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UPDATE (February 21, 2019 3:45 p.m.): 

Baltimore County Police are releasing the names of the officers who fired their service weapons after being threatened by a suspect holding a machete inside the Aldi store located in the 8600-block of Liberty Road, 21133 on February 19, 2019.

Police Officer First Class Sands is a 2 ½ -year veteran of the Department and is assigned to the Woodlawn Precinct. Police Officer First Class Waugh is a 3-year veteran of the Department and is also assigned to the Woodlawn Precinct. Neither officer has been involved in any previous shooting incidents. The investigation is on-going at this time.

UPDATE (February 20, 2019 3:45 p.m.):

The suspect shot by police after advancing toward them with a machete has died. He is identified as Emanuel David Joshua Oates (24) with no fixed address.

Original Release (February 20, 2019 2:15 p.m.):

A man wielding a machete was critically injured in a police-involved shooting in Randallstown yesterday afternoon.

An on-duty Baltimore County Police Officer was investigating a vehicle collision on the parking lot near the Aldi grocery store at the Liberty Court Shopping Center in the 8600 block of Liberty Road, 21133 around 4:17 p.m. yesterday when she was approached by an employee of Dollar Tree. The employee pointed out a suspect that just committed a shoplifting at the store. The officer approached the suspect to investigate, but the suspect continued to walk away from her toward Old Court Road.

Once on Old Court Road, the officer made numerous attempts to stop and talk to the suspect but he refused to cooperate and continued to walk away down the middle of the road. Additional officers arrived and attempted to assist in stopping the suspect, who began to flee. One officer grabbed the suspect by the arm as he was fleeing, but the suspect pulled a machete out from under his jacket and swung the knife at that officer.

Officers pursued the suspect as he fled back to the shopping center and inside the Aldi store, occupied by employees and customers, wielding the machete. Officers maintained a safe distance from the suspect as they gave commands for him to drop the weapon. The suspect advanced toward the officers, causing them to back up into a wall near the entrance of the store. The officers continued to order the suspect to drop the weapon but he advanced toward them. Two officers fired their duty weapons at the suspect, who was struck at least once in the upper body.

The officers retrieved the machete and rendered aid to the suspect, who was critically injured during the incident and was transported to an area hospital.

Detectives from the Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit are continuing their investigation into this incident today, at the conclusion of which will be reviewed by the State's Attorney's Office for Baltimore County. Body-worn camera video of the incident was captured and may be made available by the State's Attorney's Office at a later time. 

The release of the names of the officers involved in the shooting is forthcoming. Both officers are on routine administrative leave pending the conclusion of the investigation.

UPDATE (July 29, 2016  12:49 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police have identified the suspects involved in the incident in Dundalk yesterday that left two Baltimore County Police Officers injured.

Hugh Maurice Allen Wade Jr (26) of the 5700 block of Plainfield Avenue 21206 has been charged with first-degree assault, CDS violations, and other related charges. He is being held at the Baltimore County Detention Center on $500,000 bail. Wade was the driver of the gray Honda Accord.

Ambra Destiny English (26) of the 600 block of Aldworth Road 21222 has been charged with first-degree assault, CDS possession, and related charges. She is being held at the Baltimore County Detention Center on $500,000 bail. English was the driver of the dark colored vehicle (a Honda Prelude) that Wade got into after fleeing from the Honda Accord that he had been driving.

Investigators have obtained an arrest warrant for 28-year-old Dustin James Erb of the 2600 block of Monocacy Ford Road in Frederick in connection with this incident. The arrest warrant charges him with first-degree assault and related charges. Erb remains in custody in Baltimore City on an unrelated charge. He has not been served with the Baltimore county arrest warrant yet. Erb was the person that was driving the white vehicle (a Kia).         

The injured officer taken to the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center for treatment has been released.

UPDATE (July 28, 2016  6:20 p.m.):

An incident in Dundalk this afternoon has left two Baltimore County Police Officers injured.
At 11:30 a.m., undercover detectives were conducting a narcotics investigation in the area of Aldworth Road and Edworth Road 21222. They saw what they believed to be a drug transaction between someone in a white car and someone in a gray Honda Accord and moved to stop both vehicles. The white vehicle struck an unmarked Baltimore County Police vehicle, then a detective that was standing next to the unmarked police vehicle as it fled the scene. The Baltimore City Police Department located the white vehicle and took the driver into custody on an unrelated charge.
The Honda Accord struck a curb as it was attempting to flee the scene and the driver exited the vehicle and ran. He was later seen getting into a dark colored vehicle driven by a woman. The dark colored vehicle struck a detective that was on foot and attempting to stop the vehicle. Officers later located the dark colored vehicle in Baltimore City and took both the driver of the Honda Accord and the woman into custody.
The officer struck by the white vehicle was transported by ground to the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. The officer struck by the dark colored vehicle only sustained minor injuries and was not transported to a medical facility.
All three suspect vehicles have been recovered by police.
The incident remains under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Narcotics Unit.

Original release (July 28, 2016  12:29 p.m.):

At least one Baltimore County Police officer has been injured in a vehicular incident in Dundalk.

The incident happened at Manchester Road and Aldworth Road around 11:30 a.m. this morning.

What is known at this time is that a suspect struck a Baltimore County Police vehicle (unknown at this time if it is marked or unmarked). The suspect vehicle struck an officer who was outside of his cruiser; the suspect vehicle fled the scene.

A suspect vehicle was later recovered, and police have two people in custody.

One officer was transported to the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center by ground for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

This investigation is still in its early stages. Information will be released as it becomes available.

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