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Police: Armed man shot by police was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia

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Posted at 2:48 PM, Jul 03, 2020

BALTIMORE — On Friday, Baltimore Police identified the two officers that were involved in Wednesday's shooting and provided more information on what happened before the shooting occurred.

At around 3:25 a.m., Northeast District patrol officers were dispatched to a home in the 5800 block of Falkirk Road to investigate a 33-year-old man who was in the middle of a behavioral crisis.

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The 911 caller told the dispatcher that the individual had previously been diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia.

Upon their arrival, officers encountered the man in the basement of the home. They attempted to de-escalate the situation, however, while they were speaking, the individual pulled out a handgun and pointed it in the direction of one of the officers.

At that point, both officers fired their service weapon and the individual was shot multiple times.

Officer immediately rendered aid and the individual was transported to a local hospital. He is currently in critical, but stable condition.

The two involved officers were Police Officer Eduardo Ortiz-Delvalle and Police Officer Avery Torand. Officer Ortiz-Delvalle has been a member of BPD since May 2017 and Officer Torand has been a member of BPD since May 2019.