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Police identify 4 officers involved in Dundalk shootout

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Posted at 10:17 PM, Jun 09, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-09 22:17:15-04

Baltimore County Police have identified the four officers involved in a deadly shootout in Dundalk Wednesday.

The officers were:

  • Police Officer First Class Carver of Precinct 12, 5.5 year veteran
  • Police Officer First Class Leary of Precinct 12, 3.5 year veteran
  • Police Officer First Class Minton of Precinct 12, a 14.5 year veteran
  • A 17-year veteran whose name is being withheld because of the officer's duty assignment

Wednesday's shooting stemmed from an armed robbery. The suspect, 35-year-old Blaine Erb, robbed two people and then boarded an MTA bus. When police initiated a traffic stop on the bus, the suspect began firing at the officers. The suspect was armed with two handguns and several rounds of ammunition. 

RELATED: Dundalk armed robbery suspect identified

Police returned fire, ultimately fatally injuring the suspect. 

A Baltimore County Police officer was injured seriously and transported to Shock Trauma in serious condition. Another woman was also injured, she was transported to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries. 

See also: Officer injured in police-involved shooting