Baltimore County police on Tuesday identified the Bowleys Quarters man fatally shot by officers on Monday as 52-year-old Jeffrey Gene Evans.
Police said Evans' girlfriend called 911 Monday morning after he had taken a large amount of pills. When police arrived at their home in the 4000 block of Bay Drive, they tried to talk Evans into going to the hospital, but he refused, according to police.
Police said they used a Taser on Evans twice and that he advanced on them with several knives he took from a kitchen drawer. Three officers shot at him. Evans was pronounced dead at the scene.
The department has not yet identified the officers involved in the shooting.
This was the second time in three weeks that county police have shot someone they said was suicidal. On Nov. 24 on the Wise Ave. drawbridge in Dundalk, an officer shot a man armed with a knife in the wrist.
County police have fatally shot five people this year, compared to two people in 2014.