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Baltimore County police shooting ruled justified

Baltimore County police shooting ruled justified

No criminal charges will be filed against a Baltimore County police officer who in April shot and wounded a passenger when he fired into a car-theft suspect's moving vehicle, prosecutors say.

The county state's attorney's office told police this week they found the April 21 shooting in the Milford Mill area to be legally justified.

Police have said 23-year-old Dejuan Owens was driving in a stolen Honda with three women as passengers. They said he fled police who tried to stop him in the area of Liberty and Milford Mill roads, then rammed multiple vehicles.

In a May 22 letter to county police, Deputy State's Attorney Robin S. Coffin said Owens' driving "resulted...