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Baltimore County Police release name of officer involved in shooting of suspect

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Posted at 7:49 PM, Jun 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-25 09:12:22-04

BALTIMORE — Baltimore County Police have released the name of the officer involved in the shooting of a suspect on June 22. Officials say Officer Allinson has been placed on routine administrative leave following the incident.

According to officials, just before 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, police received a call from the area of 14000 Blenheim Road N. for a report of a person with a weapon. Police say that the suspect inside the house pointed a handgun at three people inside the residence. The victims included the girlfriend of the suspect, her daughter and her daughter's boyfriend.

The victims fled from the home and officers arrived at the scene, calling for the suspect to come out. Police say the suspect came out of an exterior door on the side of the house holding the handgun. Officers yelled for the suspect to drop the gun, but this is when police say the suspect raised his weapon.

Officials say Officer Allinson fired his weapon, striking the suspect.

The suspect then retreated inside the home. After determining that it was safe to enter the home, the suspect was found inside, lying on the floor.

Police say the suspect was given medical treatment, but it was determined he was deceased.

The suspect has been identified as 41-year-old Scott William Robertson.

Homicide detectives will complete their investigation of the case and submit it to the Baltimore County State's Attorney's Office, who will then determine if the shooting was justified or not.

Officer Allinson is a 12-year veteran and has not been involved in any prior shootings.