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Baltimore County police release last name of officer who fatally shot robbery suspect

Baltimore County police release last name of officer who fatally shot robbery suspect

Baltimore County police on Tuesday identified the officer who fatally shot a man last week as a 20-year veteran of the department.

The department said the officer is Sgt. Bortner of the Pikesville precinct. Bortner has not been involved in any previous shootings, the department said.

Police say Bortner shot and killed Oddis Bernard Colvin Jr., 33, on Friday through the windshield of Colvin's vehicle as Colvin drove toward him. According to police, Colvin and his passenger, Michael E. Stratton, 45, were fleeing from a bank robbery at Wells Fargo on Reisterstown Road in Pikesville in when they encountered police, who had blocked traffic in the area of Old Court and Falls...

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