Balto. Co. police shoot suspected robber in North Point

Baltimore County police have released additional details concerning a police-involved shooting in the 3200 block of Wallford Drive in North Point Monday morning.

A police spokesman said that officers were dispatched for a call of an armed robbery in progress and found a man exiting the house via a back porch. The man was armed with a semi-automatic handgun, police said.

An officer repeatedly told the man to drop the weapon, but he refused and turned toward the officer, police said. The officer then discharged his weapon, striking the man several times. The handgun was recovered at the scene. The suspect, a 27-year-old man, was treated and released from Bay View Medical Center. He has not been charged.

Baltimore County detectives confirmed that he was the armed suspect seen by a female victim as she awakened and called police.

A second person, a man, was also at home at the time of the incident. Detectives said that the intruder robbed the victims of an undisclosed amount of money before leaving the house. Police said it is not known whether there is any connection between the suspect and the victims.

No charges have been filed. The officer has been placed on routine administrative leave pending the results of an internal review of the incident.

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