Baltimore County Police say officers shot a person in Dundalk on Thursday afternoon after a vehicle rammed a department car.
Detectives were in the area of Maryland and Avon avenues attempting to arrest two people in connection to a 2021 homicide, police spokeswoman Joy Stewart said Thursday, when a Nissan Infiniti on the scene “began to ram into one of our officer’s vehicles.”
At least one officer fired into the car, hitting a person. That individual was taken to the hospital and their condition is unknown, police said. He or she was not identified by police.
Stewart said Friday that four detectives discharged their weapons and each was on administrative leave pending an investigation. None have been identified.
The four detectives were with the department’s Criminal Apprehension Support Team and were not assigned bodyworn cameras, Stewart said.
No officers were injured.
Stewart said the person shot was not one of the two suspects police were looking to arrest. One of those suspects was later arrested. Police did not say whether the person shot by police was armed.
The shooting occurred at the end of a street in a neighborhood tucked behind Broening Highway.
Crime scene tape roped off two houses with multiple cars parked out front, including a white Porsche and two sedans damaged from an apparent collision.
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Stewart said the two houses were related to the arrests but declined to give further information.
Out front, the bumper of one black sedan was on the ground, its windshield cracked. A police barricade shield sat on the car as police investigators inspected the scene.
Jeanette Bordeaux, a neighbor, said her son was playing outside around 1 p.m. when she heard five to six gunshots.
She rushed outside and saw a man on the ground, and said police cars converged quickly. The man was then loaded into an ambulance.
Bordeaux described the neighborhood as quiet and the two low-rise buildings near where the shooting occurred as an apartment complex.
An earlier version of this article incorrectly stated the number of officers placed on administrative leave following the police shooting. The correct number is four. The Sun regrets the error.