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UPDATE (May 22, 2019 11:20 a.m.):

Baltimore County Police identify the officer involved in a shooting on Skipjack Court, 21221 late Saturday night.

Police Officer First Class Knight is a 24-year veteran of the force permanently assigned to the Essex Precinct. He has no prior officer-involved shootings.

Officer Knight is presently on routine administrative leave.

UPDATE (May 17, 2020 8:44 p.m.):

The suspect involved in an officer-involved shooting in Essex last night has died.

The suspect is identified as Robert Johnson Jr (29) of the unit block of Championship Court, 21117.

The first-arriving officer encountered Johnson in the parking lot of Skipjack Court after responding to a call for a nuisance. The preliminary investigation reveals that the officer made contact with Johnson, who exited the vehicle armed with a gun.  

A second injured subject remains hospitalized with an apparent non-life-threatening injury.

Homicide detectives are continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding the incident. The officer, who will be named at a later time, has been placed on routine administrative leave.

Original Release (May 17, 2020 3:43 a.m.):

Two Injured in Officer Involved-Shooting in Essex

Detectives are investigating an officer-involved shooting in Essex last night that injured two people.

Officers were dispatched to a call for a nuisance at 10:42 p.m involving a crowd of people in the parking lot in the unit block of Skipjack Court, 21221.

The first arriving officer was confronted with an armed suspect and discharged his weapon.

Two subjects suffered gunshot wounds. The suspect was transported to an area hospital with life threatening wounds. A second subject suffered a gunshot wound and was transported to an area hospital with apparent non-life threatening injuries.

Homicide detectives are on scene investigating the circumstances surrounding the shooting, including reviewing body worn camera video.

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

UPDATE (February 14, 2020 3:45 p.m.):

The officer involved and wounded in the shooting on Radecke Avenue on Wednesday is identified as Officer First Class Swinney, a 31-year veteran of the department, permanently assigned to the U.S. Marshal’s Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force (CARFTF). He has had no previous officer-involved shootings.

Officer Swinney remains hospitalized and in serious condition. Baltimore Police are continuing to conduct the investigation into this incident.

Original Release (February 12, 2020 2:45 p.m.):

Around noon in the 5900 block of Radecke Avenue, members of a joint task force were attempting to serve a felony arrest warrant.

At that time officers confronted the suspect and gun shots were fired. Two members of the task force were shot. The suspect was also shot and pronounced deceased at the scene.

The two members of the task force include a Baltimore Police officer and a Baltimore County Police officer. Both officers are currently being treated at R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma.

More information will be released as it becomes available.

 
 
Revised June 27, 2017