Police: Md. Trooper Shoots, Kills Man at Gas Station - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

Police: Md. Trooper Shoots, Kills Man at Gas Station

Posted:

FREDERICK, Md. (AP)- A state trooper fatally shot a man in a confrontation Monday after the sport utility vehicle the man was driving rammed a police cruiser at a gas station, police said.
    
The shooting happened when a state trooper went to the Sheetz gas station in Frederick, about 50 miles west of Baltimore, and spotted a Lincoln Navigator with expired tags, state police spokesman Greg Shipley said. When the trooper called in the information about the SUV, he learned that it had been stolen in an armed robbery Sunday night in Baltimore, he said.
    
The trooper requested backup and a second trooper from the nearby aviation command responded. When they approached with their emergency lights on, the man got into the driver's side of the SUV, Shipley said.
    
The troopers approached on foot and told him to stop, but he did not, Shipley said. Instead, the man accelerated toward the street and rammed into a responding Frederick police officer's cruiser as it pulled up. The cruiser was hit on driver's side door and pushed over a curb and into the grass, pinning the officer inside, he said.
    
Meanwhile, the man in the SUV jumped out while it was still moving and was shot in a confrontation with the aviation trooper, Shipley said. The trooper, who is a flight paramedic, administered care, but the man was pronounced dead on the scene, Shipley said.
    
The Frederick officer was taken to a hospital. None of the troopers or anyone at the gas station was injured.
    
Baltimore police reported that when the car was stolen Sunday, the thief showed the owner a handgun in his waistband and told him to back off, Shipley said. It's not clear if the man who was shot by police was the same person who stole the SUV, he said.
    
The trooper who fired his weapon is on routine administrative leave, Shipley said. The man who was shot, who has not been identified, was black and the aviation trooper is white.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Teen Hospitalized After OC Hotel Fall

    Teen Hospitalized After OC Hotel Fall

    Thursday, May 25 2017 9:48 PM EDT2017-05-26 01:48:06 GMT
    Friday, May 26 2017 7:22 AM EDT2017-05-26 11:22:21 GMT

    Ocean City police say a 17-year-old boy was hospitalized after falling from an unknown height at a hotel in Ocean City on Thursday afternoon.

    More

    Ocean City police say a 17-year-old boy was hospitalized after falling from an unknown height at a hotel in Ocean City on Thursday afternoon.

    More
  • Maryland State Police Make Large-Scale Drug Bust Spanning 5 Counties, Including Del

    Maryland State Police Make Large-Scale Drug Bust Spanning 5 Counties, Including Del

    Friday, May 26 2017 8:38 AM EDT2017-05-26 12:38:42 GMT
    Friday, May 26 2017 8:46 AM EDT2017-05-26 12:46:05 GMT

    Maryland State Police and several other law enforcement agencies arrested 18 people in four Maryland counties and one Delaware county, connected to a large scale distribution of opioids, in which police say an estimated $130,000 worth of drugs were recovered along with $98,000 in cash.

    More

    Maryland State Police and several allied law enforcement agencies arrested 18 people in four Maryland counties and one Delaware county, connected to a large-scale distribution of opioids, in which police say an estimated $130,000 worth of drugs were recovered along with $98,000 in cash.

    More
  • Cruisin' Leaves its Mark on Ocean City

    Cruisin' Leaves its Mark on Ocean City

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 6:38 PM EDT2017-05-24 22:38:22 GMT
    Thursday, May 25 2017 7:41 AM EDT2017-05-25 11:41:49 GMT

     Cruisin' leaves it's mark on Ocean City. 

    More

    Last weekend's Cruisin' Ocean City event left its mark, in more ways than one. 

    More
Powered by Frankly

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2017 WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices