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Baltimore County police identify officer who fatally shot Phoenix man

Baltimore County police fatally shot a man Saturday morning during a barricade situation at a Phoenix home.

Officers responded to a 911 call at the home on the 14000 block of Blenheim Road just before 7:30 a.m.

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Police said Scott William Robertson, 41, who resided in that block, pointed a handgun at three people inside the home — his girlfriend, her daughter and the daughter’s boyfriend. The three victims fled the house after officers arrived.

Robertson then exited the house holding a handgun, which he raised in the air after police told him to drop it. An officer shot Robertson, who then retreated into the house.

On June 24, Baltimore County Police identified the officer involved in the incident as Officer Allinson. The county’s police union has an agreement that bars officials from releasing the first name of officers involved in shootings; however an online public employee salary database and state court records show the officer’s name is Wesley Allinson.

The 12-year veteran was placed on routine administrative leave, according to the department.

After it was determined to be safe to check inside the house, police said they found Robertson on the floor with a handgun by his side. Medical aid was attempted, but he was pronounced dead.

No other injuries were reported.

The department had asked neighbors to shelter in place during the incident. Blenheim Road has since been reopened.

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