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Maryland transportation officer investigated in fatal shooting of birds in Baltimore

Maryland transportation officer investigated in fatal shooting of birds in Baltimore

A Maryland transportation officer and his two companions are being investigated after police said shots fired from a boat they were operating near the Key Bridge in Baltimore left several birds dead, and some ammunition may have passed near an evening dinner cruise ship.

Authorities said five birds, including a federally protected gull and a double-crested cormorant, were killed in the July 21 incident and more than 300 rounds of ammunition for several weapons were found in the boat.

A Baltimore police spokeswoman identified one of the suspects as an off-duty officer with the Maryland Transportation Authority, responsible for state bridges, toll roads, Baltimore-Washington...

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