A Baltimore County police officer shot and killed a Cockeysville man Saturday night when the man refused to drop a knife he was holding, police said.
James Robert Rogers Jr., 49, of the 10100 block of Daventry Drive in Cockeysville, died early Sunday morning at an area hospital, according to police.
At about 9:30 p.m. Saturday, officers responded to a home owned by Rogers' parents, after receiving a call for an assault in progress. Rogers' father had called 911 moments earlier stating that his son was threatening him and his wife with a knife, police said.
The son had taken the knife with him into the house's garage, officers said.
A Baltimore County police officer confronted the son and shot him after he "refused to drop a knife," police said. He was taken to an area hospital, where he later died.
The officer has been placed on routine administrative duty while the incident is reviewed, the police department said. According to online court records, a James Rogers, 49, at the Daventry Drive address has a pending case in Baltimore County on drug possession charges.
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