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Shooting of 19-year-old by Baltimore County Police officers in Dundalk justified, Grand Jury decides

Police said teen attempted to ram officers with car while trying to make arrests
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Police investigating early morning car thefts in Baltimore County neighborhood
Posted at 3:53 PM, May 02, 2022

DUNDALK, Md — Last month's officer-involved shooting in Dundalk was justified, the Grand Jury decided.

The officers who shot a 19-year-old who attempted to ram them with a car will not be charged.

On April 14, while attempting to arrest two suspects from a 2021 murder case, Baltimore County Police officers shot a person who tried ramming them with a car in the area of Maryland Avenue and Avon Beach Road in Dundalk.

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Police said the two suspects were standing outside around 1 p.m. when officers arrived. Officers said the driver of an Infinity then attempted to ram police patrol cars, and that's when officers fired shots and injured the person, according to police.

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Family of the driver said he was shot multiple times, and he wasn't even one of the suspects police were after.

Baltimore County Police said Det. G. Depew (16-year veteran); Det. R. Johnson (33 years of service); Det. B. Lange (15 years of service); and Det. J. Trenary (15 years of service) all fired their guns at a suspect police said attempted to ram them with a car.

“Police officers have an extremely important duty to protect the communities they serve,” Chief Melissa Hyatt said following the grand jury verdict. “The events that occurred on April 14th are a reminder of the difficult and unpredictable situations that our police officers are confronted with on a daily basis.”