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One dead, another injured in officer-involved shooting in Essex

Posted at 10:19 AM, May 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-18 08:54:11-04

ESSEX, Md. — Detectives are investigating an officer-involved shooting that killed one and left another injured.

Officers were dispatched to a call for a nuisance at 10:42 p.m on Saturday involving a crowd of people in the parking lot in the unit block of Skipjack Court.

The first arriving officer was confronted by Robert Johnson Jr., who allegedly got out of a car armed with a gun.

Police say Johnson and another person were shot by officers.

Johnson was taken to an area hospital where he died. The second suspect is currently hospitalized with an apparent non-life-threatening injury.

Homicide detectives are on scene investigating the circumstances surrounding the shooting, including reviewing body worn camera video.