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Baltimore County Police identify officer who shot and killed man in Parkville Monday

Posted at 2:38 PM, Nov 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-01 14:38:37-04

Baltimore County Police have identified an officer who shot a man while moonlighting as a security guard in Parkville.

The officer was named as Corporal Gonzalez, an 11-year veteran of the department. He is currently on administrative leave. It is department policy to only release the officer's rank and last name. He remains on administrative leave while the incident is investigated. 

Gonzalez shot 28-year-old Derrick Sellman Monday night while the Baltimore County officer was working as a security guard for the Shop Rite in Parkway Crossing Shopping Center. A report from the incident said Gonzalez saw a car Sellman driving irratically. When Gonzalez went to confront the driver, Sellman, he started driving away. As Gonzalez clung to the car, he fired his service weapon, striking Sellman.

Sellman died at Sinai Hospital Tuesday

Gonzalez was involved in a previous fatal shooting on March 13, 2017. In that shooting, Gonzalez was one of two officers who responded to a robbery at a Royal Farms in Woodlawn. Arriving after the robbery, the two officers approached a car with the suspected robbers inside. As the officers got close to the car, the car began driving at them, prompting the officers to fire, striking all three of the car's occupants. The next day, one of those men, 20-year-old Rashad Daquan Opher, died from his injuries. 

Opher and another man who was in the car that night, 17-year-old Askari Francisco Gomes, were suspected in a series of robberies in Baltimore County preceding the shooting.

Gonzales was not charged following the 2017 shooting.