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Officer who shot knife-wielding man in Pikesville identified

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Posted at 11:10 AM, Dec 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-27 17:18:08-05

The police officer involved in a Pikesville shooting last week has been identified.

Officer Remmers, a 7-year-veteran, shot 48-year-old Bryant Junious Palmer on Dec. 23, according to Baltimore County Police.

This is his first shooting incident, police said.

Police were called for a disturbance Friday night in the 4600 block of Debilen Circle. Officers knocked on an apartment door and found Palmer holding a knife.

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Palmer allegedly moved toward the officers “in a threatening manner” after an exchange of words. Officer Remmers shot Palmer in the upper body.

The suspect was treated for non-life threatening injuries and faces three counts of first-degree assault and other related charges.

The incident is still under investigation.

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