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Officer identified in White Marsh fatal shooting

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Baltimore County police on Thursday identified the officer who fatally shot a man in a White Marsh neighborhood early Tuesday morning.

Police said Officer Saladino, a 17 year-veteran assigned to department's Operations Support Section shot 19-year-old Briatay McDuffie, after an encounter. A police union agreement prevents Baltimore County from providing officers' first names.

McDuffie died at the scene. Saladino suffered non-life-threatening injuries during the encounter. Police have not provided additional details on what prompted Saladino to draw his weapon.

Saladino has not been involved in any previous departmental shootings, police said.

The shooting remains under investigation and will be reviewed by the Baltimore County State's Attorney's Office.

Police said McDuffie was driving with two others in 2013 Toyota Corolla stolen that had been reported stolen in Baltimore. When an officer attempted to stop the car, police said McDuffie rammed the police car and a second car on Madge Court and all three men fled on foot.

Police searched the neighborhood. The shooting occurred in a wooded area behind homes in the 5500 block of Kathryns Court that backs up to Interstate 95.

Police arrested Dayvontae Malik Manning, 18, of the 900 block of Argonne Drive and charged him with motor vehicle theft. He does not have a previous criminal history, according to state court records. He also did not have an attorney listed.

A 17-year was also arrested and has been charged as a juvenile in connection with the theft.

McDuffie, of the 4200 block of Sheldon Ave., had been on supervised probation since June for auto theft in Baltimore, according to a spokesman for the state Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services.

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